MTA, School Bus Crash Results In 6 Deaths
Police in Baltimore and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a crash involving a school bus and a Maryland Transit Administration bus early Tuesday morning. The collision resulted in the death of 6 people, including the drivers of both vehicles. Ten others were injured when the school bus swerved into the lanes of oncoming traffic. Police said that the school bus “ripped through” the MTA bus in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue in Irvington.
There were no students on the school bus at the time of the collision.
According to the police report, the school bus crashed into the rear end of a Ford Mustang before hitting a concrete pillar outside of a cemetery. It then continued down the block, striking the front driver side of the MTA bus.
Investigators are looking into the exact cause of the crash and what would have caused the school bus driver to lose control. Five of the injured parties were transferred to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where one was in critical condition and another was considered to be in serious condition. Officials did not initially release the hospitals the others were transported.
Frederick Avenue shut down for nearly 12 hours while the NTSB and Maryland police investigated the crash. Responders recovered a school bus camera, but it is not immediately known whether or not video can be recovered to determine what happened.
Our entire team at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy would like to send out our thoughts to those affected by this bus crash.
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