Child pulled to safety as landscaping truck sideswipes school bus, Groveland police say

A Haverhill man is charged with a school bus accident on Tuesday, Groveland police said. Just before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded at the intersection of Salem Street and Sunset Circle to report a school bus accident. The bus had stopped to pick up two elementary school students when a landscaping truck didn’t stop behind the bus, wipe the bus down, and hit the sidewalk, police said. A child who was about to get on the bus was dragged out of the way of the truck by their father, police said. The truck didn’t stop and continued on Salem Street towards Bradford. At the time of the crash, there were also two elementary school children on the bus. There were no injuries, the police said. The 27-year-old driver of the landscaping truck, who was not named by the police, is accused of leaving the scene of the accident with property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and operation after license ban, marked lane violation and failure to stop for a school bus. Police were able to identify the driver of the truck using eyewitnesses, neighborhood surveillance cameras, and the Haverhill Police Department who provided traffic camera images that ultimately helped Groveland police identify the Rowley-based landscaping company the driver was working for is working. The company fully cooperated with the police in identifying the employee. The driver will be summoned to the Haverhill District Court at a later date.

A Haverhill man is charged with a school bus accident on Tuesday, Groveland police said.

Just before 8 a.m., police responded at the intersection of Salem Street and Sunset Circle to get a report of a school bus accident.

The bus stopped to pick up two elementary school students when a landscaping truck failed to stop behind the bus, wipe the bus down, and hit the sidewalk, police said.

A child who was about to get on the bus was pulled out of the way by his father, police said.

The truck didn’t stop and continued on Salem Street towards Bradford.

At the time of the crash, there were also two elementary school children on the bus. There were no injuries, the police said.

The 27-year-old driver of the landscaping truck, who was not named by the police, is accused of leaving the scene of the accident with property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operation after license suspension, marked lane violation and failure to stop for a school bus.

Police were able to identify the driver of the truck using eyewitnesses, neighborhood surveillance cameras and the Haverhill Police Department, who provided traffic cameras to ultimately help Groveland police identify the Rowley-based landscaping company the driver works for.

The company worked closely with the police to identify the employee.

The driver will be summoned to the Haverhill District Court at a later date.

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