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Bus driver in Soldiers Field Road crash charged

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) – The driver of a bus that crashed into an overpass on Soldiers Field Road in Boston last winter has been charged.

Samuel J. Jackson was arraigned Tuesday on one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle as well as civil charges of failing to obey a sign and operating a bus on a Dept. of Conservation and Recreation roadway.

Jackson was driving the bus carrying dozens of Pennsylvania teenagers taking part in a tour of Harvard University on Feb. 2.

More than 30 people suffered minor injuries and one person was paralyzed.

Investigators said they couldn't determine how fast the bus was traveling when it struck Western Avenue overpass, but noted a number of warning signs including some containing flashing lights.

The owner of the bus company Jackson was working for said he was looking at a GPS just before the crash and saw the bridge when he looked up. 

Most passengers weren't seriously hurt, but one teen had a serious spinal cord injury.

The group was with the nonprofit Destined for a Dream Foundation based in Bristol, Pa.


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