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Driver of Jeep Involved in PVTA Bus Crash Arraigned

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The driver of a Jeep involved in a crash with a PVTA bus Tuesday has faced a judge.

49-year-old Russell Adams of Springfield was arraigned in Springfield District Court Wednesday.

Police allege that Adams was driving a Jeep when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the top of the ramp from I-291 to Armory Street around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

After the crash, Adams allegedly fled the scene on foot, but state troopers caught up with him a short time later as he ran by the State Police barracks at the rotary.

Seven people on-board the bus were injured. All their injuries were described as non-life threatening.

Adams is facing charges of driving with a suspended license, failure to stop, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, receiving stolen property, trespassing on state property, and having an unregistered vehicle. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail, or $50,000 personal surety bond.

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