Thirty hurt as school bus crashes on Maryland interstate

Lauren Perry
May 15, 2017

Philadelphia police said the students are from Charles W. Henry School in Philadelphia. Seven to 10 patients with relatively minor injuries were expected to be taken to a hospital in Bel Air and another 12 to 15 patients were expected to be taken to a hospital in Havre de Grace, officials said.

Students from a school in Philadelphia were on board a charter bus that crashed on Interstate 95 in Maryland on Monday morning.

At least two people were injured when a tour bus carrying 26 children overturned in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Hartford County, Maryland, Maryland State Police said. State police transported an adult and a child, who were critically injured, by Medevac.

The others passengers were taken by ambulance to University of Maryland-Upper Chesapeake health, Harford Memorial and Christian Care to be treated for a wide variety of injuries running the gamut from cuts and bruises to head injuries and broken bones.

The car's driver has been interviewed and investigators have consulted with Maryland prosecutors about possible charges, police said.

Aerial footage of the crash showed the white bus rolled over on the driver's side with front-end damage, as well as damage to trees on the right shoulder of the road, and the guardrail along the right shoulder.

The bus was operated by charter company Werner Coach, according to a company spokesman.

The Susquehanna Hose Co. says southbound I-95 remains blocked between Exits 89 to 93. Police say the cause of the crash isn't yet known.

The northbound lanes re-opened to traffic after a medical helicopter left the scene about 11 a.m.

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