City school bus crash injures 13

Bus, carrying National Academy Foundation girls soccer team, collided with minivan; injuries not life-threatening

  • Thirteen people were reported injured after a school bus and car collided.
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October 16, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

At least 13 people were injured in a collision involving a school bus and a minivan in the city's Oldtown neighborhood this afternoon, according to the Baltimore Fire Department.

The bus, #1622, was transporting the National Academy Foundation #421's high school girls soccer team, which was en route to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute for an afternoon game, said Edie House Foster, a schools spokeswoman.

Those injured in the accident, which occurred about 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of Ensor and East Madison streets, included 11 students on the bus and the driver and a passenger in the minivan, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, but students and others complaining of neck and back pains were treated on the scene and transported to local hospitals, Cartwright said.

Some were placed on back-boards and had cervical neck braces placed on them at the scene, Cartwright said.

The driver, van passenger and all 11 students were transported to area hospitals, Cartwright said. The students injured were sent to at least four different hospitals, House Foster said.

"They're all general aches and pains, neck and back pain and things like that," Cartwright said of the injuries sustained.

Cartwright nor House Foster could confirm how many students were on the bus in total at the time of the accident.

The bus is owned by AA Affordable Transportation, a contractor for the city school system, House Foster said.

The soccer game will be rescheduled, House Foster said.

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