Six people are hurt after a chain-reaction crash in Rockville involving a Metrobus and three cars, Montgomery County authorities say. A child and the Metrobus operator are among the victims, and one person has life-threatening injuries.
Montgomery County Police said that at about 12:20 p.m. Sunday, a Metrobus traveling southbound on Route 355 (Rockville Pike) lost control and swerved onto Congressional Lane.
The front of the bus landed and came to a stop on a Honda Passport, police say, crushing the minivan's hood and driver's seat.
A white car with serious damage to the front end also could be seen. First responders appeared to be helping people nearby.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said first responders helped a total of six patients. One person had critical, life-threatening injuries. Three other people had traumatic injuries and also were taken to hospitals. Two people declined being taken to hospitals.
There were no passengers on board the Metrobus operating Red Line shuttle service, Metro said in a statement. The bus operator was among those injured and had injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Metro said.
Information on the condition of the child wasn’t immediately available.
It wasn’t immediately clear why the bus swerved.
One lane of Rockville Pike at Congressional Lane is closed, police say. The Collision Reconstruction Unit is on scene and the area is expected to be shut down for several hours.
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