Friday, November 16, 2012
A woman who drives part-time for Assabet Valley Collaborative has been charged with driving under the influence.
A Clinton woman has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs and failing to stay within marked lanes while driving a school van for the Northborough-based Van Pool Transportation, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. Bonnie J. Lyons, 55, of 81 Washington St., drives a van for special needs students from Marlborough's Assabet Valley Collaborative, which serves which serves Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Grafton, Hudson, Lancaster, Marlboro, Maynard, Millbury, Northboro, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Stow and Westboro. There were no students in the van, reported the Telegram, but Lyons's license was confiscated and will receive a summons. Lyons reportedly told the officer she took prescribed pain medication.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
An accident involving a school bus sent two people to the hospital Monday.
Shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, an accident involving a school bus and an SUV sent two to the hospital. The call went out for an accident involving a school bus at 4:58 p.m. on Bolton Street. When fire fighters got to the scene, they found a school bus owned by NRT had collided with a Ford Explorer, according to a release from the fire department. The bus and the Explorer were heavily damaged, according to fire officials. The two passengers on the bus, the driver and her daughter, were uninjured. The driver of the explorer also avoided injury. Two people in the SUV were injured, one with serious injuries, according to the release. The passenger in the front seat of the explorer was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester with …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Riding the bus can be fun!
With Marlborough public schools starting next Tuesday, and the AMSA and Assabet Valley welcoming students today, parents must talk to their children now about bus safety. According to Mass.gov, most school bus-related accidents involve students boarding and exiting the bus,with children ages 4-7 being at the highest risk. It is up to parents to teach their children to be safe pedestrians as well as safe passengers. Mass.gov suggests that parents “ teach young children to take 5 giant steps (10 ft.) in front of the bus and to wait for the driver’s signal before crossing.” By following these tips, parents can help to drastically reduce the number of school-bus related accidents: The Danger Zone: Six feet on either side and 10 feet in …