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Soldiers Field Road reopens after charter bus crash

Rescue personnel aided a passenger hurt in the bus crash on Soldiers Field Road.
Rescue personnel aided a passenger hurt in the bus crash on Soldiers Field Road.

BOSTON — Authorities say a charter bus that hit a bridge in Boston has been cleared from the accident scene and Soldiers Field Road reopened.

Boston police say the Calvary Coach bus driver failed to heed low-clearance warning signs Saturday night on Soldiers 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.

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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.