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School Bus Crashes into Commuter Bus, Killing Six and Injuring Ten

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According to multiple media sources, six people died and ten others sustained injuries after a school bus crashed into a MTA commuter bus on Tuesday morning in Baltimore.

“Looks like a bomb exploded…it’s catastrophic.”

The fatal collision occurred around 7:00 a.m. local time in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue in the southwest part of the city. The school bus traveled eastbound when it crashed into a Mustang and a pillar off the road before entering oncoming traffic.

Media sources say the school bus smashed through the driver’s side of the commuter bus, tearing off part of the MTA bus’s side. Nearby witnesses say the collision shook the ground.

Two people, and no children, were on the school bus at the time of the accident, including the driver and an aide. The driver of the bus died in the accident. The driver was on the way to pick up children when the collision occurred. The aide on the bus sustained injuries.

According to media reports, there were 13 people on the MTA commuter bus. Five people on the bus died in the crash. At least ten people were reported injured in the fatal collision, including the school bus aide, the driver of the Mustang, and eight occupants on the MTA bus.

Police say they cannot speculate on the cause of the crash but they do not believe there is any foul play involved.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

  • 3,978 fatal accidents involved large trucks and buses in 2014.
  • From 2009 to 2014, the number of injury crashes involving large trucks and buses increased by 55 percent.
  • During that time, school buses accounted for 41 percent of fatal bus crashes, transit buses accounted for 33 percent, and intercity buses accounted for 13 percent.

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