19 D.C. Students, 1 Adult Taken to Hospital After School Bus Crash in Montgomery County

Minor injuries reported; students are from a D.C. school

Nineteen D.C. Public School students and one adult were taken to the hospital following a school bus crash in suburban Maryland.

The students are 5th graders at Beers Elementary School. They were returning from a field trip when their bus was involved in a collision with two other vehicles around 2 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of River Road and Seven Locks Road in Bethesda, Md.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue crews were called to the scene. Firefighters carried one student who appeared to have an injured leg off the school bus, reported News4's Mark Segraves.

Some other students did not appear to be injured, but were transported on an ambulance bus to take them from the scene, Segraves said.

"As a precaution, all students involved in the accident were transported to the hospital for observation and possible treatment of minor injuries," said D.C.P.S. spokesperson Melissa Salmanowitz.

The students were taken to Children's Hospital.


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They had been returning from a trip to the German American School as part of the Embassy Adoption Program, Salmanowitz said.

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