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Charges expected for teen who rear-ended school bus

By DEREK EDRY

Staff Writer


MERRIMACK – Police say charges are forthcoming for a teenager who rear-ended a school bus carrying about 20 Merrimack middle and high schoolers that had stopped to unload students earlier this week. ...

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MERRIMACK – Police say charges are forthcoming for a teenager who rear-ended a school bus carrying about 20 Merrimack middle and high schoolers that had stopped to unload students earlier this week.

Spencer Briand, 17, of Litchfield, did not report any injuries to authorities after the front of his Buick LeSabre was crushed during the collision Wednesday afternoon, but two students were transported to St. Joseph Hospital with minor injuries.

Merrimack police Lt. Theodore Dillon said road conditions were not a factor in the cause of the collision. He couldn’t say whether or not Briand had been distracted at the time of the event.

Merrimack police and fire departments responded to the collision near the Society Hill at Merrimack condos on the Daniel Webster highway at about 2:30 p.m.

The students were taken to the Nashua hospital as a precautionary measure, said MFD Capt. Matthew Duke.

The remaining students on the bus were either picked up or put on another bus.

Mark McLaughlin, assistant superintendent for the Merrimack School District, on Wednesday expressed relief the accident wasn’t more serious.

“This was thankfully what appeared to be a minor accident,” McLaughlin said.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

Derek Edry can be reached at 594-1243, dedry@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_Derek.