Crews had to use the Jaws of Life to free the driver of a car involved in a crash with a school bus Wednesday in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Five of the student-athletes on board, as well as the bus driver, were hospitalized along with the car’s driver, according to Sudbury police.
The crash occurred on Concord Road around 4 p.m.
Authorities confirm five players from the Algonquin Regional High School girls rugby team were transported with minor injuries, as was the bus driver. They were transported to MetroWest Medical Center and Emerson Hospital.
The driver of the car, a 73-year-old Sudbury woman, was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with serious injuries.
One player, named Kathryn, left the ER with a neck brace in hand. She says the team was one minute away from Lincoln-Sudbury High School, where they were playing a match, when the crash took place.
“I think the scariest part was the sound of a lot of people saying ‘Oh my god, what happened,’ and then I just remember my coach, who actually works as a nurse, ran down the steps of the bus and screwamed ‘Someone call 911,'” said Kathryn.
Initially, police said a total of 12 people were hospitalized.
The bus was carrying about 25 students and two coaches to play a game against Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.