7 children suffer minor injuries in bus accident

By News Staff


A Woonsocket woman is facing charges after an accident with a school bus Thursday morning.

Woonsocket police say seven children suffered minor injuries after Melissa Escomilha’s car collided with a school bus near Welles and Willow Streets.

31 children ranging from 7 to 11 years old were on board the bus. 

Five students and two children inside Escomilha’s vehicle were taken to Landmark Medical Center with minor injuries.         

Police said Escomilha was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, driving on a suspended license and obstructing.  

The accident is under investigation. 

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