Needham Natives OK After College Bus Crash
St. Michael's team bus was involved in a crash Tuesday in New York. A statement from the college says the team is alright.
No major injures to the team are being reported after a bus carrying members of the Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team.
The team has two Needham players on its roster, and was involved in a traffic accident on Interstate 87, in Clifton Park, N.Y., Tuesday. The college is reporting all of the players on the team and the travel party are safe and were taken to a local fire station where they received food and other support.
On the team are two Needham natives, Jamie McGill and Ted Van Sickle.
WBZ Radio is reporting there were four minor injuries. Included in the group, according to the college were 34 student athletes, two coaches and an athletic trainer. St. Michael's was en route to a game at Mercy College, which is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m.
"As the accident is still under investigation, and may be for a considerable length of time, we cannot comment on any further details at this time. Our attention and resources are committed to supporting our student-athletes and staff members involved in the accident," said the college in a press release.
However, the sports car involved in the crash was not as lucky. According to the Huffington Post, the bus was hit by a red Porsche that spun out of control. The 65-year-old man driving the car was in critical condition. His passenger, a woman aged 64, is reported dead.
The bus landed on its side in a ditch, while the Porsche sat mangled on the median strip. Players stood by the side of the road while emergency crews pulled the bus to the nearby firehouse.
See the full story on Huffington Post.