6 students are injured in school bus accident

March 22, 1994

Six elementary school students received minor injuries yesterday afternoon when one school bus rear-ended another, county fire and rescue officials said.

About 50 Worthington Elementary students were riding home in the two buses at 3:55 p.m. when the accident occurred at the intersection of Montgomery Road and Brampton Parkway in Ellicott City.

Traffic in the area was backed up and rerouted for at least 90 minutes. The rainy weather was a factor in the collision, but police were still investigating the cause last night, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a Howard police spokesman.

Sergeant Keller said a bus owned by the Robert Clark Bus Service of Silver Spring was struck by a bus owned by Woodlawn Motor Coach Inc. The vehicles, which had been westbound on Montgomery Road, were towed from the scene. Police said they would not consider filing charges against either bus driver until the vehicles could be inspected.

The six injured children complained of bumps, bruises and muscle strains. Two were taken to St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore and four others were treated and released at Howard County General in Columbia.

Some parents arrived at the accident scene and took their children home, while other students were transferred to two other school buses, said Battalion Chief Donald Howell, a spokesman for the county fire and rescue service.

POLICE LOG

* Elkridge: 6700 block of Santa Barbara Court: A $3,000 heat pump was stolen from a business Wednesday or Thursday, police said.

6300 block of Greenfield Road: A black 1990 Ford Mustang with Maryland tags AGB292 was stolen Thursday, police said.

6300 block of Orchard Club Drive: A 1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer that had been stolen Wednesday was recovered in Baltimore County on Thursday, police said.

* Ellicott City: 3000 block of Autumn Branch Lane: A $140 carrier rack was stolen from the roof of a red 1991 Honda Civic on Friday.

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