A car driven by an 83-year-old man with an expired driver's license slammed into the side of a Baltimore County school bus yesterday, slightly injuring about 20 students, police said.
Gordon Scott Dillard of the 8100 block of Streamwood Drive, just outside Pikesville, was subsequently charged with failing to yield the right of way and with driving on an expired license, said Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger, a county police spokesman.
Mr. Dillard also was charged with driving without a license, Sergeant Doarnberger said, because the license had expired in November 1989.
Twenty-five students between the ages of 15 and 18 and a driver were aboard the bus when the accident occurred at 10:50 a.m.
Eight students were taken to Sinai Hospital, where they were treated for minor neck and back injuries and released, a hospital spokesman said.
Ten others were taken by ambulance to Baltimore County General Hospital, where they were treated for bumps and bruises and then released, said spokesman Cathy Weiss.
A couple of the students walked to Baltimore County General hospital on their own and were treated and released, she said.
Mr. Dillard had been driving a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue east on Liberty Road when he tried to turn left into a shopping center, police said. While doing so, he struck the bus in a westbound lane.
The bus was traveling from Western Vocational-Technical Center in the 100 block of Kenwood Avenue to Randallstown High School in the 4000 block of Offutt Road at the time of the accident, said Morton Greenberg, principal of Randallstown.