15 students hurt in car-bus wreck

March 13, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Fifteen Dundalk Senior High School students were taken to two area hospitals yesterday morning after a car hit the rear of the school bus in which they were riding, police said.

The bus, driven by Billy R. Baker, 30, was traveling north in the 3400 block of Sollers Point Road about 7:30 a.m. when it slowed to pick up students at Yorkway. A car driven by Breon Johnston, 18, struck the bus' left rear bumper, said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman.

The accident occurred before Baker activated the bus' yellow warning lights, Warehime said.

Neither Johnston nor the bus driver was injured. Another bus was used to transport 15 students to the hospital: 10 were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and five to Franklin Square Hospital Center, Warehime said.

Charles A. Herndon, county schools spokesman, said some students suffered "very minor" injuries and reported headaches and stiff necks. All were released from the hospital by noon.

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