School Bus Flips Over on Greensping Avenue

October 4, 2013

A school bus en route to Pikesville Middle School with 10 students overturned Friday morning on Greenspring Avenue, according to Baltimore County Police.

Five children and the bus driver, a woman, were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, police said.

The bus flipped in the 10800 block of Greenspring Avenue, near Hillside Drive in Stevenson. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the police crash team is investigating. Baltimore County Public Schools will also conduct an internal investigation of the incident, according to a police news release. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

Baltimore County Police and Fire were dispatched at 7:29 a.m., with the first medic unit arriving at 7:37 a.m., police said. The driver and students had evacuated the bus prior to first responders arriving, and no one was trapped on the bus.

Most of the students called their parents on their cell phones, said Baltimore County Schools spokeswoman Diana Spencer.

“A few of the students said they planned on going to school today,” she said.

The driver was transported to Sinai Hospital’s division of trauma, and five students were transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital’s pediatric center and to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, according to police. The parents of the other five students declined treatment.

Photos from local news outlets showed the bus on its side in wooded area facing the opposite direction of traffic.

“I can’t imagine what got the bus in that particular location,” Spencer said. “…It was odd.”

The bus, contracted by county schools through Woodlawn Motor Coach, is about 3 to 4 years old, Spencer said.

-Marc Shapiro

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