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Officials to Determine if Driver in Boston Bus Crash is to be Charged

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Police have completed their investigation of the February Boston bus crash that involved a charter bus full of Philadelphia high school students. They will decide in the next two weeks whether the bus driver should be criminally charged.

Investigators say 66-year-old driver Samuel Jackson was actively using a GPS when he took his eyes off the road and slammed into the Western Avenue Bridge on Soldier's Field Road, a major roadway to the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Suffolk County District Attorney in Boston will now decide if there should be charges against Jackson, according to an NBC10 article.

The bus was carrying 33 students and nine chaperones back from a trip to Harvard University. The collision with the overpass crushed the front of the bus’s roof, which trapped some passengers for more than an hour until emergency personnel could pull them from the bus.

Commercial vehicle accident attorney James Ronca is representing Neshaminy High School student Matthew Cruz, the passenger who sustained the most severe injuries and the only one remaining in the hospital after the crash. Ronca was compelled to file a complaint immediately after the incident to keep the investigation going and allow crash reconstruction experts access to the bus to collect evidence.