Maryland Bus Crash Injures Several Students, Driver in Charles County
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
Several students and a woman were injured on September 25 in a head-on collision between a school bus and an SUV in Charles County. Details of the serious Maryland bus accident are as follows:
The Charles County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene of an accident with injuries the morning of Wednesday, September 25. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. in the 2400 block of Davis Road in Waldorf. Few details of the crash are available, but it appears that a woman driving a Cadillac Escalade SUV crashed head-on into a school bus full of students headed to North Point High School.
The impact of the crash left the front of both vehicles badly damaged, and the school bus came to a stop in the grassy median off the side of the road. The circumstances surrounding the serious Maryland bus crash are still under investigation, and there is so far no word on whether speeding or distracted driving contributed to the crash. According to a spokesperson from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, reports of how the accident occurred are conflicting.
At least four of the 36 students on board the bus were taken to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata by ambulance, along with the school bus driver. The remaining students were also transported to local hospitals as a precaution. Most of the students’ injuries were considered to be minor “bumps and bruises.” By noon, the school bus driver and all but three of the students had been released from the hospital.
The SUV driver, identified as a 47-year-old woman from Washington, D.C., was reportedly going in and out of consciousness at the scene of the accident. She was rushed to Prince George’s County Trauma Center by a Medivac helicopter. She is reportedly in serious but stable condition.
We wish everyone injured in this unfortunate Maryland auto accident full and fast recoveries during this difficult time.