Major Boston road reopens after charter bus crash

Associated Press
In this photo released by the Boston Fire Department via Twitter, firemen work to remove injured passengers from a bus that hit an bridge as it traveled along Soldiers Field Road in the Allston neighborhood of Boston Saturday night, Feb. 2, 2013. Officials said the bus carryinyg 42 people was traveling from Harvard University home to Pennsylvania when it struck the overpass. (AP Photo/Boston Fire Department)
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In this photo released by the Boston Fire Department via Twitter, firemen work to remove injured passengers …

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a charter bus that hit a bridge in Boston has been cleared from the accident scene and a major crosstown road reopened.

Boston police say the Calvary Coach bus driver failed to heed low-clearance warning signs Saturday night on Soldier's Field Road. Emergency officials say 34 people were injured, including one person with life-threatening injuries.

Some passengers were trapped for more than an hour as rescue crews worked to free them. State police say guardrails were repaired and the road reopened Sunday morning.

Authorities say the bus was carrying a group of high school students and their adult chaperones home to the Philadelphia area after a visit to Harvard University.

The students were part of a Destined for a Dream Foundation group, a Bristol, Pa.-based nonprofit that helps underprivileged young people.

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