Vigil Held for Teen Critically Injured In Weekend Bus Crash - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Vigil Held for Teen Critically Injured In Weekend Bus Crash

Posted: Updated:
Friends and parishioners gathered Monday night at Our Lady of Grace Parish to hold a vigil for Matt Cruz. Friends and parishioners gathered Monday night at Our Lady of Grace Parish to hold a vigil for Matt Cruz.
Matt Cruz, 16, was critically injured over the weekend in a bus crash just outside of Boston. Matt Cruz, 16, was critically injured over the weekend in a bus crash just outside of Boston.
  • Vigil Held for Teen Critically Injured In Weekend Bus CrashMore>>

  • INFO: Find Out How You Can Help Matt Cruz

    INFO: Find Out How You Can Help Matt Cruz

    Monday, February 4 2013 9:59 PM EST2013-02-05 02:59:24 GMT
    Matt Cruz, who was critically injured in a weekend bus crash just outside of Boston, remains hospitalized.Our Lady of Grace Parish in Penndel is working to help his parents with the medical bills associated
    Matt Cruz, who was critically injured in a weekend bus crash just outside of Boston, remains hospitalized.Our Lady of Grace Parish in Penndel is working to help his parents with the medical bills associated
PENNDEL, Pa. -

Parishioners at a church in Penndel offered their prayers for 16-year-old Matt Cruz, the student critically injured in a weekend bus crash just outside of Boston.

Cruz was among 35 people who were injured when their bus slammed into an overpass Saturday.

The bus was carrying students from the Destined for a Dream Program after a trip to Harvard University. The Bristol based charity provides opportunities for underprivileged children.

Alanna Merrigan, who attended Monday night's vigil at Our Lady of Grace Parish, says she was sleeping on the bus when it crashed into the overpass.

Massachusetts State Police say the bus didn't belong on the road as the bridge clearance was only 10 feet high.

Trapped inside, Merrigan tells FOX 29 she tried to help people who were pinned down. She suffered a concussion and a sprained foot.

Police said Monday they have not decided if they will file charges against the bus driver, 66-year-old Samuel Jackson.

Forty-two teenagers and their chaperones were on the bus.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Our Lady of Grace Parish in Penndel is working to help the Cruz family with the medical bills associated with his hospitalization and injuries.

You can find out how you can help by calling the parish at: 215-757-7700.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • CLOUDS TO SUN THURSDAY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:31 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by late Saturday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros

    Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros

    The western Pennsylvania-based Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindling.
    The western Pennsylvania-based Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindling.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices