Bus-car collision on U.S. 50 injures 10

June 24, 1996|By Caitlin Francke | Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF

A head-on collision of a Trailways bus and a car on U.S. 50 in the Queenstown area sent 10 people to hospitals yesterday, with two people likely suffering serious injuries, state police said.

The accident occurred at 7: 30 p.m. near Scottown Road and delayed traffic returning from the Eastern Shore.

Two people were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with injuries that probably are serious but not life-threatening, said Sgt. Thomas Parker, a spokesman at the Centreville barracks.

Eight other people were sent to area hospitals. Police did not release the names of the injured.

Police stopped traffic in both directions but opened eastbound lanes at 9: 20 p.m. Westbound traffic was rerouted.

Parker said a Dodge Stealth was eastbound on U.S. 50 when it made a U-turn. The driver lost control, crossed the median into the eastbound lanes and collided with the bus.

The impact pushed the bus -- which was en route to Hurlock -- into a cornfield, Parker said.

Pub Date: 6/24/96

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