Bus Carrying 8th-Graders Crashed On Interstate 95 In Maryland Leaving Thirty People Injured

On Monday around 9:30 a.m., a commuter-style bus carrying 26 children from a Philadelphia city school, a driver and chaperones overturned on Interstate 95 after being hit by a passenger car. Authorities say 30 people were injured and traffic was backed up for six miles following the crash.

The Maryland State Police said on Twitter that the car involved in the crash was traveling on Interstate 95 about 60 miles northeast of Washington, when the driver attempted to pass the bus, lost control and clipped the front of the bus.A spokeswoman for Harford County emergency services said one child and an adult were transported from the scene by helicopter to nearby hospitals. Twenty-eight people with less-serious injuries were transported by ambulance to hospitals and two others refused treatment.

In television footage, a large white bus was lying across one lane and the shoulder of the highway, surrounded by emergency personnel and vehicles.

After interviewing the car’s driver, investigators are considering charges and have been touch with Maryland prosecutors, police said.

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