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Monday, March 19, 2012

School Bus Crash on Croom Road

At about 3:45 pm today a crash involving 3 school buses occurred in the 7600 block of Croom Road near Route 301 in Upper Marlboro. The buses has just departed Fredrick Douglas High School and were loaded with students going home. A low speed rear end collision occurred involving the 3 buses while in line waiting for the traffic light at Route 301.  A total of 75 students were triaged on the scene by paramedics with a total of 34 students being transported. All injuries are considered very minor. School officials notified parents of the children transported.

Seventeen students were transported on board the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Medical Ambulance Bus.  Thirteen students were transported on-boaed the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Medical Ambulance Bus.  Four students were transported on-board two ambulances.  After receiving permission from an area hospital, all of the injured were transported to that one medical facility.  This allowed for an easy notification and reunion between parents and the students.

Mark Brady

One of thirteen students is loaded on-board the Medical Ambulance Bus that
responded mutual aide from Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters stand-by to treat additional patients.

Walking wounded high school students board the Prince George's County Medical Ambulance Bus.