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Jan 7, 2015

04:16:46 GMT--Vehicle Accident - North-America - USA

EDIS Number: VI-20150107-46573-USA

Date / time: 07/01/2015 04:15:34 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Maryland

Location: La Plata [5300 Hawthorne Road]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Sixteen high school students, a bus driver and three other people were involved in a crash involving a school bus in La Plata Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the 5300 block of Hawthorne Road in La Plata around 7 a.m. The investigation shows that the driver of the bus, a 79-year-old from Indian Head was going east on Hawthorne Road when he ran into the back of a Nissan Maxima. The Nissan was stopped in the eastbound lanes waiting to make a left turn into a parking lot, Charles County Sheriff's Office said. The bus hit the car and the car was forced into the westbound lanes of the road where it was hit by two cars going west. A total of 16 students were on the bus at the time of at the accident, officials said. They were taken to the hospital where they were treated and have since been released. None of the students had serious injuries. The bus driver was also taken to the hospital and treated. The occupant of the car was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released. The other two drivers were treated on the scene of the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

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