Students, Teacher Remain Hospitalized Following Bus Crash In Maryland

  • Students, Teacher Remain Hospitalized Following Bus Crash In Maryland

Students, Teacher Remain Hospitalized Following Bus Crash In Maryland

More than two dozen schoolchildren were hurt Monday morning when a charter bus taking them to Washington, D.C., flipped over on a Maryland interstate, authorities said. Along with the children, there were three chaperones and a driver on board. He says several people are injured, but he did not know how many people or the extent of their injuries.

Administrators at the School District of Philadelphia and C.W. Henry School did not immediately respond to messages left by PhillyVoice on Monday afternoon.

The School District of Philadelphia has not released any information.

There were counselors at Charles W. Henry School after the crash happened. The school will be open all night with student support services, including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, officials said. Gibson, who was walking with her three daughters outside the school Monday, described Jacobs as remarkable. The child was transported to Nemours dePont Hospital in Delaware.

An emergency crew on the scene said one of those airlifted was a student who was taken to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

During a press conference, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney reportedly announced that he was willing to offer any necessary resources to ensure a smooth transition back to Philadelphia for everyone.

"I wish everyone well". A company spokesman said, "We're not ready to release that info yet".

According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the bus crashed at around 9:30 a.m. when the driver of a Honda Civic lost control of his auto and struck the bus, sending the bus crashing into an embankment and a tree before flipping over and blocking two lanes of the busy highway.

The driver of the passenger vehicle from Maryland refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

The accident closed both sides of the interstate but both lanes have since reopened.

Video showed Philadelphia police recruits rendering aid and searching the woods near the crash scene to ensure everyone was accounted for, Joe Sisca, a passenger in another bus, said. They were on their way to a police memorial service, also in in Washington, D.C., and were not involved in the crash. At the time of the crash, all southbound lanes were blocked. The buses were not involved in the crash.

"Werner Coach wishes to express its sorrow and sympathy to those impacted by this accident", the statement said.