Teacher hurt when her car and bus crash Weather causes rash of accidents

February 13, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

A Howard County high school teacher was injured yesterday morning on a slick road in Jessup after her car slammed head-on into a school bus carrying two students, authorities said.

The accident was just one of a rash of accidents on slippery roads during rush-hour traffic in the county.

The students on the school bus weren't injured.

After the collision, Howard County High School arts teacher Martha Ann Holshue, 39, of the 5800 block of Centennial Lane in Ellicott City, was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The bus driver, Joellyn Maria Scholz, 34, of the 5800 block of Montgomery Road in Elkridge, was taken to Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital, where she was treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The women were injured about 7:30 a.m. Friday when the teacher's eastbound 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass crossed the center line while negotiating a curve in the 8300 block of Mission Road, near Route 1, and crashed into the westbound school bus, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman.

The impact was so severe it snapped off one wheel of the bus, said Battalion Chief Donald R. Howell, a spokesman for the Howard County Fire and Rescue Services.

The two St. Augustine Catholic School students on the bus were taken to their school in Elkridge. As a precautionary measure, county paramedics went to the school and evaluated the students. They didn't require medical treatment, Mr. Howell said.

No charges have been filed.

Between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., there were at least 15 reported accidents in the county, Mr. Gardner said.

Among them, at about 7:30 a.m. a vehicle lost control at Phelps Luck and Tamar drives in Long Reach, and crashed into a school bus occupied by only the driver.

No injuries were reported, police said.

An investigation continues.

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