QUINCY, Mass. — Police say a Quincy school bus driver wasn’t under the influence but still drove negligently in a crash that injured five elementary school-age children.
The Patriot Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/2jf1zvS ) 58-year-old Mark Woods was arraigned Thursday on charges of negligent driving and leaving marked lanes stemming from the Oct. 25 crash.
Police say Woods was driving a Quincy Public Schools bus carrying 32 students when it crashed into a fire hydrant, telephone pole and SUV before hitting a house.
Woods and five students were treated at the hospital for minor injuries and released that day.
Authorities ruled out mechanical issues as a cause of the crash before citing Woods. A witness told police she’d seen the school bus take an erratic left turn before the crash.
Woods’ attorney declined to comment.
Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com