Dozens of Children Injured as Bus Overturns in MD


At least 30 people were hurt, two critically, after a charter bus filled with children overturned in Havre de Grace, Md., Monday morning, emergency workers said.

Maryland State Police said that 26 children, three chaperones and one driver were on the bus at the time of the wreck. The child was transported to Nemours dePont Hospital in Delaware. A Phoenixville-based charter bus carrying almost 30 students from Philadelphia was involved in an accident in Maryland that injured over two dozen people.

I-95 southbound is shut down.

The southbound vehicle lost control Monday morning as it tried to pass the bus on I-95 in northeastern Maryland, state police said, came back across travel lanes, and clipped the front of the bus.

"It could have been much worse".

A later report said the students were from the C.W. Henry School in West Mount Airy.

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According to Maryland State Police, the Harf County State's Attorney's Office says charges will be withheld pending the conclusion of the investiation.

Werner Coach president Heath Ochroch confirmed to NBC10 Philadelphia that the bus belongs to his company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

One woman was flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center's trauma center in Baltimore, but was still being triaged, the University of Maryland Medical System said in a statement.

Southbound I-95 between exits 89 and 93 are closed, and are expected to remain closed for at least three hours for investigation and cleanup. "We got off and started tending to the injured", she said by phone Monday afternoon.

The recruits were on their way to Washington, D.C. for Police Week, according to CBS Baltimore.