Baltimore County School Bus Accident — Children Hurt

School Bus Accident

A Baltimore County school bus careened off the road in early October as it was taking Pikesville Middle School students to school, landing upside down in a gully, reported The Baltimore Sun. Five of the 10 students on the bus were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The bus driver was also treated and released. Though the bus did not have seat belts for the students, the worst injury was apparently a sprained ankle in the bus crash.

Authorities are uncertain about what caused the bus accident. The bus, traveling in the 10800 block of Greenspring Avenue, skidded sharply off the roadway at about 7:30 a.m., went nearly end over end, and ended up nearly upside down. The students and the driver climbed out of the emergency exits. The bus crash broke windows in the bus, and a tree damaged the front wheel well.

School officials disclosed that the bus has three cameras on board — one facing forward and two facing back. Authorities plan to review the footage to see if anything can be learned as a result of the bus accident. The driver will also be questioned and was required to submit to a drug and alcohol screen as part of the school’s routine bus crash investigation.

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