UPDATE: School Bus Accident Shuts Down Rt. 2

March 5, 2012

UPDATE 4 p.m. March 6 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
On March 5, 2012 at approximately 3:38 p.m., a traffic collision occurred on Maryland Route 2 at Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a FedEx tractor and trailer struck the rear of a Calvert County school bus.  Both vehicles were traveling north on Route 2 in traffic.  The school bus was slowing for traffic when it was struck in the rear by the Fed Ex truck.  Four students were on board the school bus at the time of the collision.

The bus driver and one student were transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  The driver of the FedEx truck was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor.  The Fed Ex truck was taken to a local tow lot where it is going to be examined by Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Inspectors.  The investigation is on-going at this time and traffic charges are pending.  Route 2 was shut down for a brief period.  Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department, and the State Highway Administration assisted at the scene. The investigation is being handled by TFC Sorenson of the Prince Frederick Barrack. 

UPDATE 6 p.m. OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
On March 5, at approximately 3:38 p.m., Troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack as well members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to MD RT 2 at Pushaw Station Road for a motor vehicle crash involving a school bus and a FedEx truck.

Once troopers arrived on the scene preliminary investigation revealed that the FedEx truck struck the rear of the school bus which had 4 students and a driver on board. One student was transported to CalvertMemorial Hospital as well as the driver of the bus. The driver of the FedEx truck was flown by helicopter to Prince George’s Hospital Center.

All the injuries sustained during the crash are considered non-life threatening. The roadway was shut down for a brief period. Members of the fire department, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and the State Highway Administration assisted at the scene.

The investigation is being handled by TFC Sorenson

UPDATE 4:05 p.m.
Initial reports indicate two vehicles are involved to include a FedEx Truck which struck a School Bus at a high rate of speed. At least four people are reported injured.

At least two patients are being transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital. One adult male patient is being flown out by MSP helicopter to a local trauma center. Two additional patients on the scene have signed refusal treatments.

Route 2 in Sunderland remains shut down.

Rt. 2 Shut Down Due to Accident Involving School Bus
Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an auto accident involving a school bus along Rt. 2 and Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland.

The accident was reported around 3:39 p.m. on Monday, March 5.

No word yet on any injuries.

Route 2 will be shut down in Sunderland.

Stay with SM News Net as this story develops…

More details to follow as they become available.

 

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4 Responses to UPDATE: School Bus Accident Shuts Down Rt. 2

  1. Michelle Frederick on March 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

    This is such a bad spot in the road for a school entrance – they need a light or police managing traffic in the morning and in the afternoon when the buses are trying to navigate Rt 2 – people FLY down this road. I have been rear ended on Rt 2 waiting to make a left turn. Maybe this will finally get the county’s attention to take action.

    • Anonymous on March 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      This did not happen at the school entrance on Rt 2. I do agree that an officer should be nearby the entrance of the elem school on Rt 2 to slow down traffic in the morning and evenings. This was a middle school run that the driver was on at the time of the accident. Glad everyone was okay and no life threatening injuries. Also glad that the students were not seated in the rear or it was a fully loaded bus.

    • ZXCVBNM, on March 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      i know the people that got hrt DEVISTATING.

  2. Wendy Lloyd on March 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I’m really glad there were no serious injuries especially for the children on the bus.