6 Dead After Baltimore School Bus Crashes Into MTA Bus

Six people have died after a city school bus crashed into an MTA bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore.

A Baltimore Police spokesman, T.J. Smith  said the driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed.

No students were on the school bus during the crash, he said.

police-balThe crash occurred before 7 a.m. in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue. Smith said the school bus was headed east when it struck a Ford Mustang and a pillar on the side of the road before entering oncoming traffic and ripped through the driver’s side of the MTA bus.

“It literally looks like a bomb exploded in the bus, and it’s catastrophic damage,” Smith said.

At least 10 people were injured, including an aide on the school bus, eight people on the MTA bus and the driver of the Mustang, Smith said. Their injuries ranged from minor to critical, he said.

Smith did not have any information on the identities of those who died or were injured.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said it was a “complicated scene” and that it is “going to take a lot of resources to get to the bottom of what happened.” He said emergency officials would be on the scene throughout the day.

“It’s important to keep the families in mind and the folks who lost their lives,” Davis said.

Five of the crash victims were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, with one in critical condition and four in fair condition, spokeswoman Lisa Clough said.


Baltimore Sun

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