School Bus, SUV Involved in Accident in Waldorf

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    Dozens were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a school bus and SUV collided in Waldorf, Md.

    Authorities say the school bus carrying 36 students and the driver was on the way to North Point High School about 7:50 a.m. when it was hit head-on in the 2400 block of Davis Road by a Cadillac Escalade that struck a curb and crossed into its lane.

    "We have no evidence suggesting texting or anything at this point, but we're also not going to rule that out," Diane Richardson with Charles County Sheriff's Department said.

    The heavily damaged bus appears to have then veered off the road and came to rest against a parked seafood trailer, which was not open for business at the time.

    Four or five students on the bus had cuts and bruises, while the 47-year-old D.C. woman driving the Escalade suffered serious injuries and had to be medevaced from the scene. She is expected to be okay.

    Four students and the bus driver were taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Center, News4's Chris Gordon reported. The rest were transported by bus for treatment and evaluation.

    "When we left the hospital [Wednesday afternoon none of the students were] seriously injured," North Point High School Principal Michael Simms said.

    All the students have been released to their parents.

    What caused the Escalade to strike the curb is under investigation. Charges have not been filed pending the results.