ACCOKEEK, Md. – No serious injuries have been reported after an accident involving a school bus in Prince George’s County.
The accident happened around 8 a.m. near the intersection of Accokeek Road and Berry Road in Accokeek, Maryland.
Mark Brady, of the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said that the bus, headed to Gwynn Park High School, was involved in a crash with a car at Accokeek and Berry roads, in Accokeek, at about 7:30 a.m.
It took about 20 minutes to extricate the driver of the car, and she was taken to a trauma center with what Brady described as serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
She adds that the road was very slick, and that police told her that’s a condition that can happen when rain follows a long dry storm, and oil rises to the surface of the road. She says she saw four other accidents in the vicinity of the bus-crash site.
Officials say approximately 24 students were aboard during the accident and were heading to Gwynn Park High School. The students will be transferred to another bus and will be taken to a local hospital for evaluations. Officials then plan to release the children to their parents.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.