Seventeen children from Massachusetts were taken to a hospital after a dump truck slammed into a pickup truck, which then hit the school bus they were riding in on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The accident happened on Route 28 near Lake Street in Salem, New Hampshire.
The school bus was carrying 43 people at the time of the crash, including elementary-aged children and adult chaperones. The school bus was transporting the passengers on a field trip to a bowling alley.
Jeremy McNally, from Concord, was the driver of the dump truck. He was not injured in the accident, but the driver of the Nissan pickup truck McNally slammed into was also taken to the hospital. Police charged McNally with negligent driving. McNally tried to brake a little too late behind the pickup truck and school bus, which were stopped at a red light. The Salem Fire Department activated a level-two mass casualty event and brought in multiple resources to assist after the crash.