Moped driver in critical condition after colliding with school bus in Lowell

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No one on the school bus was injured in the accident.

The driver of a moped was flown by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital on Monday, where he remains in critical condition after an accident involving a school bus in Lowell.

Lowell police spokesman Mark LeBlanc wrote in an email to Boston.com that officers responded to the intersection of Apple and South Street around 9 a.m. for an accident involving a school bus and a motorcycle.

the boston globe reported that the man driving the moped was pinned under the bus, which had been taking nine pre-K students to Cardinal O’Connell School at the time of the accident.

The man driving the scooter was seriously injured. He was airlifted by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital where he is being treated but is listed in critical condition, LeBlanc wrote.

WCVB reported that the man lost part of one of his legs and that a bystander helped stop the bleeding with a makeshift tourniquet.

No one on the school bus was injured in the crash, LeBlanc wrote.

The Balloon reported that the driver of the moped had been weaving in and out of traffic when it hit the rear of the bus and slid under it.

The identity of the moped driver has not been revealed, but Lowell’s sun reported that he is believed to be in his 20s.

LeBlanc wrote that the accident is still being investigated.

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