Around 9:30 this morning, a charter bus overturned on southbound I-95 in Harford County. It has completely shut down the roadway, and thirty people aboard the bus have been injured. Two are in critical condition. Around twenty-six of the wounded were children, and the others were chaperones and the bus driver. The vehicle was headed south and crashed near exit 89.
According to the Maryland State Police, twenty-six children, three chaperones, and one bus driver were headed on a field trip to Washington, D.C. when the accident occurred. They were traveling from Charles W. Henry School in Philadelphia. Law enforcement is still unsure of what caused the crash, though a passenger car might have been involved.
After the accident, paramedics flew two critical patients, one child and one adult, to nearby hospitals. The minor was flown to Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in New Castle, Delaware, and the adult was taken to the University of Maryland Medical System, Shock Trauma. The adult is a female patient who is still being triaged. The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air is expected to receive seven to ten priority-three patients and University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace is scheduled to receive between twelve and fifteen priority-three patients. More information on the crash should be available shortly.
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