Students Injured in Charter School Bus Crash

At least three taken to hospital in four-vehicle collision

Monday, Nov 26, 2012  |  Updated 1:25 PM EDT
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Five people were injured when a chartered school bus and two other vehicles collided on Nebraska Avenue NW Monday morning.

Tony Tull

Five people were injured when a chartered school bus and two other vehicles collided on Nebraska Avenue NW Monday morning.

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Five people were injured when a chartered school bus and two other vehicles collided on Nebraska Avenue NW Monday morning.

The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. between Ward Circle and Van Ness Street. Authorities say the bus was traveling west when a vehicle headed in the opposite direction crossed the double yellow line, causing the bus to hit a sedan and an SUV. The bus then jumped a curb, coming to rest on the lawn of the National Presbyterian Church.

Two adults and three minors were taken to a local hospital by ambulance to be treated for injuries as a result of the crash.

That number includes a 32-year-old man in the SUV and a 16-year-old girl in the sedan, as well as two students on the bus and their driver. All five were in stable condition.

An early tweet by firefighters indicated someone was ejected from a vehicle. When rescue workers arrived on the scene, they found a 14-year-old boy outside the bus using his laptop. He told them he was ejected from the bus.

Authorities say 18 students were on the bus at the time of the crash. The remaining students were taken to local hospitals for observation.

The bus was carrying students from the Friendship Heights Metro station to the Field School on Foxhall Road, News4's Tony Tull reports. The Field School teaches grades 6-12.

Nebraska Avenue NW was closed in both directions while authorities cleared the scene.

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