Thursday, 4:30 PM
Driver cited in Kingston school bus crash
By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
Kingston police issued a summons today for the man whose Jeep Cherokee hit a school bus Thursday and injured eight students after investigators determined that there was no ice in the roadway before the accident.
Joshua Pierce, 21, of Kingston, was issued a criminal summons that charged him with driving recklessly so as to endanger, said Sergeant John Lind. Pierce suffered head and neck injuries in the early morning crash and was rushed to a Boston hospital. Lind did not have information today about his condition.
The eight students from Silver Lake Regional High School and the bus driver were treated Thursday for minor injuries at Jordan Hospital.
Kingston police said Pierce turned onto Pembroke Street at about 7 a.m., swerved into oncoming traffic, and hit the yellow school bus.