The initial rear end collision caused moderate damage to the rear end of the bus. The bus engine was damaged disabling the bus.
A total of 8 passengers/students complained of neck and back pain on the first bus and 5, 4 students and 1 adult, from the second bus complained of illness or injury. No injuries on bus #3.
The Fire/EMS Department deployed 3 engine companies, 1 heavy duty rescue squad, 4 BLS ambulances, 1 paramedic unit, 1 ambulance bus, 1 mass casualty support unit and numerous Incident Commanders and EMS officers.
Over 80 students and chaperons were evaluated by Firefighter/Medics on the scene with just 13 being transported to area hospitals. All injuries/illnesses are considered minor.
Two left lanes of the Beltways Inner Loop remained open during the medical evaluation and transport of the injured.
The Maryland State Police-College Park Barracks are investigating the crash.
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|Crew from Landover Hills Fire/EMS Station 830 set up the equipment from the Departments Medical Ambulance Bus.|
|Nine Student/Passengers on-board the Medical Ambulance Bus are under the watchful eye of the crew of Landover Hills Fire/EMS Station 830.|