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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

School Bus Crash Send 3 to Hospital - Upper Marlboro

Prince George’s County Firefighters and Paramedics were alerted to a motor vehicle crash with injuries that involved a loaded school bus this afternoon in Upper Marlboro.  Fire/EMS units responded to the 2:45 pm crash in the southbound lane of Route 301 about 1 mile north of the intersection of Marlboro Pike and arrived to find two vehicles involved.  A pickup truck appears to have rear-ended the bus carrying 32 students from the Barack Obama Elementary School located in Upper Marlboro.

The adult male driver of the pickup truck sustained serious injuries and was transported to a trauma center with serious, non-life threatening, injuries.

Paramedics evaluated all 32 students on board and determined only one child with a knee injury needed to go to the hospital.  The adult male school bus driver was also transported to an area hospital for a check-up of minor injuries.

With the assistance of County school officials that had arrived on location all other students were released to their parents at the scene of the crash.

In addition to Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics the County Police, Maryland State Police, State Highway Administration and the Anne Arundel County Fire/EMS Department provided assistance.

Southbound lanes of Route 301 were closed from the time of the crash at 2:45 pm until 4:15 pm.

Mark E. Brady

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