Driverless SUV careens across Cohasset school field, minor injuries reported

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COHASSET — A driverless SUV rolled across a sports field at Cohasset Middle High School on Saturday morning, causing minor injuries and narrowly avoiding a potential disaster, police said.

The Cohasset Police Department received multiple 911 calls around 10:40 a.m. about an out-of-control vehicle on the school’s front sports field on Pond Street.

Officers who arrived at the scene discovered that a 2017 Chevrolet Suburban had rolled out of a parking spot, down a steep hill, and onto a soccer field where kindergarten-aged children were playing lacrosse.

Coaches and parents swiftly intervened, leading the children to safety and out of the SUV’s path.

The vehicle, which contained two small children secured in car seats, traversed the playing field, struck a coach, tore through a chainlink fence, crossed Pond Street, and came to a halt in a residential yard near 150 Pond Street.

Paramedics from the Cohasset Fire Department treated the two children in the SUV and the injured coach for minor injuries at the scene.

There were no hospital transports required.

The incident is currently under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley praised the response of those present, stating, “Due to the quick actions of coaches and bystanders, we averted a major tragedy today.”

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