LONGMEADOW – Seven children were injured this morning when the school bus they were riding in was rear-ended in the Western Massachusetts town of Longmeadow, police said.
The children were en route to Curtis Blake Day School in Springfield around 8:30 a.m. when the small school bus they were traveling in stopped at a red light on Converse Street, Longmeadow Police Lieutenant Gary Fontaine said. When the light turned green, the bus began to go, but stopped suddenly for a pedestrian still navigating the crosswalk, and the car behind the bus slammed into it, he said.
All seven children, who ranged in age from 11 to 14 years old, were transported to Bay State Medical Center with minor injuries, complaining of neck pain, he said. The driver of the bus as well as the people in the other car were not injured.