CLINTON — A school bus crash, reported at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, left students and one bus driver injured.
A routine bus ride to school near the Clinton area ended when the two buses collided at the intersection of Woodward Road and Victoria Drive near Clinton.
One of the school buses appeared to be turning into the intersection resulting in the accident. The crash occurred near James Madison Middle School.
No one in the accident was critically injured, however, one bus driver and 19 students were transported by either parents or EMS personnel to local hospitals, according to Prince George’s County Fire Department Chief Public Information Officer Mark Brady.
One student reportedly came out of the crash with a leg injury, but no other specifics on the injuries of the students or the bus drivers were given.
“Crash involving 2 school buses at Woodward Road and Victoria Drive near Clinton,” Brady tweeted following the incident.
While 19 students were taken to the hospital, an estimated 39 of them were able to walk the rest of the way to school.
After they arrived, they were given an evaluation by EMS personnel.
As for the bus drivers, one driver was transported to a local hospital as well but did not sustain major injuries. The driver of the other bus refused hospital care.
“PGFD is tending to driver of each bus,” Brady said. “The students on-board are OK and walked to their nearby school. An EMS unit will go by their school to complete an evaluation of the estimated 39 students.”
PGCPS is aware of the incident, and according to Brady, the school system is working with the fire department to notify parents of the incident.