- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A trial is underway for a woman accused of crashing a school bus carrying students while she was downloading an app to her cellphone in New Hampshire.

WMUR-TV (https://bit.ly/2apujw6 ) reports the trial began Tuesday in Brentwood for Stephanie Boyd. She’s facing charges including second-degree assault and reckless conduct.

Authorities say the school bus Boyd was driving crashed into a tree in Nottingham in February 2015. One 12-year-old girl on the bus suffered a broken jaw and facial nerve damage. Two other students were also injured.

A police sergeant says the tire tracks show the bus went straight for 200 feet despite an upcoming curve, and there was no evidence that Boyd applied the brakes.

Boyd’s attorney says the case is an accident caused by Boyd but not a criminal act.



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