More Than 20 Injured in Metrobus Crash

Weather possible factor in crash

By Josh Kranzberg
|  Thursday, Sep 30, 2010  |  Updated 11:46 AM EDT
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Silver Spring traffic slowed to a standstill after the accident.

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Twenty-three people were injured Thursday morning when a Metrobus rear-ended another Metrobus in Silver Spring, Md.

Montgomery County Fire Department Assistant Chief Scott Graham said the crash happened just after 7 a.m. at University Boulevard West and Burnett Avenue.

Luckily, none of the injuries suffered are considered life-threatening.

Ten students from Montgomery Blair High School were on the buses during the accident.  Eight of them were transported to the hospital, while the other two were cleared to walk to school.

Right now, officials say it's unclear whether the lead bus was stopped or in motion when the rear bus hit it.

A spokesman for Montgomery County Police says the accident was likely weather related, as heavy rain pounded the area all Thursday morning.


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