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Feb 2, 2013 10:12 PM by Associated Press - Posted by Zach Thaxton

UPDATE: 33 hurt when bus hits bridge in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say a charter bus heading from Harvard University to Pennsylvania has struck a bridge in Boston, injuring 33 people.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say an oversized bus carrying 42 people was attempted to pass under a bridge when it crashed on Soldier's Field Road, a major crosstown road.

Several passengers were trapped on the bus for hours. Firefighters stood on top of the bus using boards to extract them.

Jennifer Mehigan, a spokeswoman for Boston EMS, says 33 people were taken to hospitals. She says five were injured seriously and 28 suffered minor injuries. She says they ranged from teens to adults.

A spokesman for the bus company had no immediate information on the crash.


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