Dozen Injured In Maryland School Bus Collision

10 children and two bus drivers have been transported to two area hospitals.

 

 
 
 

SUSAN PHILLIPS, WUSA9 | | Wednesday, May 4, 2011


CLARKSBURG (WUSA) - A collision between two Montgomery County school buses in Clarksburg has sent a dozen people, mostly children, to local hospitals.

Officials tell 9NEWS NOW the driver of an empty school bus leaving Little Bennett Elementary School lost control on a curvy portion of rain-slicked Stringtown Road and clipped another bus heading towards the school with 24 children on board. The impact between the two vehicles sent the loaded bus into the trees that border the roadway.

Dana Tofig, spokesman for Montgomery County Public Schools, confirms 10 children and two bus drivers have been transported from the scene to two area hospitals. Tofig says they are hopeful that none of the injuries are serious, however specific information on their injuries has not been released.

Right now the eastbound lanes of Stringtown Road are shut down at St. Clair Road.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, school bus accident, mass casualty incident

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Mechanical CPR is Producing Resuscitation Results Beyond Expectations

Discover why clinical studies are finding mechanical CPR just as effective as optimally-performed CPR.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

New Technology Helps Missouri Ambulances

Strategic GPS tracking helps in Springfield.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Profile: Hospital Wing Air Ambulance

Take a look inside this Memphis service.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Monitors for Wyoming EMS

Grant helps Torrington EMS get new equipment.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

London Medics Increasingly Attacked

One medic describes her violent confrontation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Violence, Arson in Ferguson

Crowds in Ferguson and elsewhere react to decision.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

California Bus Rollover

One killed and dozens injured.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Buffalo Residents Dig Out and Prepare for Flooding

Flooding expected as heavy snow melts.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >