UPDATED: 3 Injured in Rollover Crash at Water and Brook Streets Involving School Bus

Originally posted 9 a.m. Updated at 9:44 a.m. Updated at 11:15 a.m. Last updated for the Friday newsletter.


FRAMINGHAM – There was a rollover crash at Water and Brook streets this morning, August 31, just before 9 a.m., which also involved a mini school bus with the Framingham Public Schools.

Three people were injured in the crash, but none of the injuries were life threatening. And none of the injuries were students.

Originally, two medical helicopters were requested to land at Mass State Police headquarters, but later one was cancelled.

One man, in his 50s, had injuries and was taken to a hospital to UMass Medical Center in Worcester via helicopter. He was driving a Toyota pick up truck.

A second individual was transported to a Boston hospital via an ambulance. She was driving a Jeep SUV.

Framingham School Bus M24, on its way to Brophy School, was involved in the crash at the intersection of Water and Brook Streets, according to Framingham Public Schools. There were 10 people o n the bus, including 9 students.

No students were injured and the students were transferred to another bus and taken to Brophy School where they will be checked and counseled, if needed, said the Superintendent’s office.

Brophy Elementary Principal Frank Rothwell went to the scene of the crash.

“The students were evaluated and no students were injured.  Another bus was sent to take the students to school.  With the help of the Framingham Police Department, I walked the students to the new bus which transported them to Brophy school. When the students arrived at school, they were greeted by our nurse, Carolyn Pratt, and members of our support team and again evaluated.  Also, our transportation department sent another bus to pick up students who had yet to be picked up on the route,” said Rothwell in a message that went out to parents.

“Our support staff and main office are in the process of contacting all parents and guardians of the students who were on the bus,” Rothwell said in a message that went out at just after 10:30 a.m.

For precautionary reasons the driver of the bus has been taken to a local hospital to be evaluated, said the Superintendent’s office.

” I want to thank the Framingham Police and Fire departments as well as our transportation department for following our protocols and working to keep the children calm and safe throughout this morning’s situation.  Additionally, I am very proud of the way the students stayed calm and cooperative with the grownups who were working to evaluate the situation and make sure they remained safe,” said Rothwell in his message to parents.

Framingham Police are investigating the crash. Police were not available to provide details on the crash or if any citations would be issued.


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