Car Tries to Pass Bus Carrying 26 Kids, Causes Crash: Cops

One child and one teacher were seriously injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 15, 2017 6:12 PM CDT
Bus With 26 Kids Inside Overturns After Car Clips It
In this image made from video and provided by WBAL-TV, authorities investigate an overturned bus on Interstate 95, Monday, May 15, 2017 near Havre de Grace, Md.   (Uncredited)

A bus carrying dozens of Pennsylvania eighth-graders to Washington, DC, for a field trip overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland on Monday, state police said. Officials said one child and one teacher were seriously injured, the AP reports. The bus carrying 26 children from Charles W. Henry School, three chaperones, and the driver overturned at least once on the highway near Havre de Grace, Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said. One child and one adult were flown to trauma centers in Maryland and Delaware. Others were taken to hospitals by ambulance, police said. No deaths have been reported.

Police in Maryland say a car that tried to pass the bus clipped it, causing it to overturn. State Police say the southbound car lost control Monday morning as it tried to pass the bus on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland, came back across travel lanes and clipped the front of the bus. Troopers said the driver of the passenger vehicle is from Maryland, and he refused medical treatment at the scene. Crash investigators have consulted with the Harford County State's Attorney's Office, who said charges would be withheld for now. Once the investigation is finished, troopers said in a statement, the state's attorney will review it and determine if charges will be filed. (More bus accident stories.)

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