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Police: no decision on charges in bus crash that injured dozens

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BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Mass. State Police say they have not decided whether or not to bring charges against a bus driver in a Saturday night crash that injured over 30 people.

State Police officials released a statement on Monday saying they are still reviewing evidence. They also say their reconstruction team's investigation will likely take between two to six weeks to complete.

Samuel J. Jackson was traveling on Soldiers Field Road when his bus slammed into the Western Avenue overpass. The owner of the bus company claims Jackson was looking down at his GPS just before the crash and saw the bridge when he looked back up, but was too close at that point to avoid it.

The crash injured 35 people, including a 17-year-old boy who remained in critical condition on Monday.

State Police claim Jackson, who was uninjured, "failed to heed signs" warning of the height limit.

State lawmakers are among a group of people calling for the overpass involved in the crash to be raised. However, MassDOT spokeswoman Sara Lavoie tells the Boston Herald that the overpass can't be raised during scheduled repairs next year due to road elevation issues and the bridge's historic nature. The Western Avenue overpass is 89 years old.

Jackson was driving a group of high school students back to Pennsylvania after taking a tour of Harvard University when the crash occurred.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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