Boston’s school year begins with an accident at the Hyde Park bus station


Later that morning, an Orange Line shuttle and a car collided at Jamaica Plain.

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A person was reportedly hospitalized early Thursday morning after a school bus crash in the Readville Bus Yard on Industrial Drive in Hyde Park, according to multiple media reports.

An adult male was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries after the incident, which happened around 5:30 a.m., Boston police told NBC10 Boston.

WCVB captured the moment a school bus appeared to drive into a row of other buses in the yard. Watch below:

The outlet also shared a video of the damage to the buses after the accident:

The incident began on the first day of the new Boston Public Schools school year. It comes as officials, students and families prepare for challenges while traveling amid the Orange Line closure.

Ahead of the first day of school, the MBTA released the student edition of its driver’s guide to provide details of alternative transportation and routes while workers carry out much-needed track and signaling work on the line.

Students and families braced for the worst on Thursday, acknowledging that shuttles can mean a typical trip to school could take twice as long as usual.

Indeed, people have shared their experiences with journalists and on social networks.

A Madison Park Technical Vocational High School student said his commute usually took 45 minutes, but it took nearly two hours on Thursday morning, according to live updates from The Boston Globe. Another family shared their frustrations as the Orange Line closure caused delays with METCO buses, leading their 6-year-old to exclaim, “This is the worst day of my life!” the World reported.

Meanwhile, a shuttle and a gray Honda Civic reportedly collided on the Jamaica Plain on Thursday morning, further impacting rush hour traffic, according to the World.

Boston's school year begins with an accident at the Hyde Park bus station
An Orange Line shuttle and a gray Honda Civic collided as the bus turned from Washington Street to Williams Street in Jamaica Plain. –Alexander Thompson

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