Minor Injuries in Prince George's County School Bus Crash

By Matthew Stabley
|  Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 9:16 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Minor Injuries in School Bus Crash

Mark Brady, Prince George's County Fire Department

Prince George's County rescue crews responded to a school bus crash in Upper Marlboro, Md., where there are reports of more than a dozen students with minor injuries.

A pickup truck struck the bus from behind about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday on southbound Route 301 near Marlboro Pike, fire department spokesman Mark Brady said. The bus appears to have been stopped when it was hit.

The bus driver, who suffered minor injuries, and one of the 32 students on board, who suffered a knee injury were taken to hospital. All students' injuries appear to be very minor -- described as bumps and bruises -- Brady said. They were released to their parents.Upper Marlboro School Bus Crash

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to a trauma center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Brady. He appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed.

The bus was loaded with students traveling from Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, according to Brady.

Southbound Route 301 was closed from 2:445 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
NBC4's Camp4Kids
NBC4 launched Camp4Kids in 1993,... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out