8 injured when car crashes into school van in Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. (WHDH) – Eight people were injured in a crash involving a school van and a Honda sedan Monday afternoon in Lowell.

Police said the crash happened at around 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of Shaw and Wilder streets when the two vehicles T-boned. There were four occupants in each vehicle. The passengers in the school bus van were the driver and children between the ages of 3 and 7.

“We came out, my neighbor told me there was a crash. The car was right near the phone pole all smushed up, the school van was up against the fence and it was hard to see where it was hit,” “We say two ladies on the ground and we saw them taking people out of the van and one of them was a little girl crying,” a neighbor said.

All eight people were transported to the hospital from the scene. Police described all the injuries as minor.

Witnesses at the scene took pictures of the damaged Honda and said the four occupants were carried away on stretchers.

“They were just like coming out of the doors of the car and they’re falling to the ground,” Edmund Peterson said. “Her pants were all ripped up down her leg and cut up, bleeding and the guy’s eyes were messed up, holding their backs.”

The driver of the Honda, a 23-year-old male, was cited for speeding and running a stop sign.

Source: WHDH