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May 3, 2016 11:58 AM

Trial set for Nottingham bus driver accused of causing crash while downloading app

BRENTWOOD — A former driver who crashed a Nottingham school bus into a tree and injured three children because she allegedly got distracted while downloading an app on her phone is scheduled to go on trial later this month.

The Union-Leader reported Stephanie Boyd of Epsom will go on trial May 16 on charges of second-degree assault, reckless conduct, endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of simple assault.

Prosecutors say Boyd crashed last Feb. 3 while driving students along Deerfield Road in Nottingham. Three of the 11 Nottingham School students riding the bus were injured. A 12-year-old girl suffered a broken jaw, cut to her chin, facial nerve damage, and leg bruising. A second child had a shoulder injury and a third received a laceration to the face, according to the indictments.

Court complaints said that Boyd was downloading a phone app, causing her to “look away from the roadway and at her mobile phone.”

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