1 Dead, 10 Hospitalized After Car Hits Bus

Police: Car driven backwards 40 feet, catches fire

Sunday, Sep 9, 2012  |  Updated 11:01 AM EDT
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1 Dead, 10 Hospitalized After Car Hits Bus

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A Maryland man was killed and 10 others were hospitalized Saturday night when his car collided head-on with an MTA bus in Glen Burnie Saturday night.

Authorities say that Marcus Antonio Anderson, 27, of Odenton, was pronounced dead shortly after he was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

The accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say that Anderson's Lincoln LS was traveling east on 8th Avenue when he tried and failed to negotiate a curve just west of Crain Highway. Authorities said that the car drifted across the center line and into the 14 bus.

Investigators say that the force of the collision drove the Lincoln more than 40 feet backwards. The vehicle also caught fire as a result of the collision.

Authorities say a 14-year-old passenger in the Lincoln was transported to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma Center, where he was reported as being in stable condition. In addition, the driver of the MTA bus and eight of the 10 passengers were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, thought authorities say that speed and driver error by Anderson were major contributing factors. Police say that neither Anderson nor his passenger were wearing seatbelts.

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