Bus overturns on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland

In this image made from video and provided by WBAL-TV authorities investigate an overturned bus on Interstate 95 Monday
Bus overturns on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland
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16 May, 2017

The auto clipped the front of the charter bus just before 9:30 a.m. near the Havre de Grace exit, according to Philadelphia school officials.

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

Police said all persons on the bus, 26 students, three adult chaperones and the driver, were transported to area hospitals.

The local fire department, Susquehanna Hose Co., said the one adult and one child were taken via helicopter to hospitals after the accident on the southbound side of I-95 at Exit 89.

Southbound lanes are expected to remain closed for several more hours.

According to police, their preliminary investigation has found the driver of passenger vehicle tried to pass the bus in the left lane, but lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons.

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"It could have been much worse".

At least 25 people were injured following an accident involving an overturned charter bus on southbound I-95 in Harford County. "Wonderful, wonderful help. They were assisting in patient care and I believe they got everyone out", said Peter Quackenbush, chief of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps.

A teacher, also in critical condition, was flown to the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

The bus was carrying eighth grade students from C.W. Henry School in West Mount Airy, Pa.

The bus belonged to Pennsylvania-based charter company Werner Coach, according to the newspaper. A company spokesman said, "We're not ready to release that info yet". The officers were on their way from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. for a memorial.


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