Two students suffered minor injuries when a tractor-trailer and a crowded school bus crash on I-495 in Andover on Tuesday.
Emergency crews responding to a reported crash just before Route 93 southbound determined that a tractor-trailer and school bus carrying students from the Pine Arts School in Lowell to the Museum of Science in Boston had been involved in a minor crash, according to Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield.
The bus was carrying 48 students and nine adult chaperones at the time of the crash.
Two students suffered minor cuts and scrapes in the crash, Mansfield said. The tractor-trailer driver was uninjured.
The vehicles have since been removed from the roadway and the students are being returned to the school.
In a statement, Mansfield said, “Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. We were able to respond quickly, treat the two students who sustained very minor injuries, and moved the whole group to a safer location to wait for another bus.”
State police are investigating the cause of the crash.