Jessup, MD – Two people in a car struck by a bus carrying university students were taken to an area hospital, but were the only ones reported injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-95 in Howard County Monday afternoon, February 6, 2017, according to Maryland State Police.
Officials said that a 49-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son were in a Lexus SUV that overturned and were both taken to Harbor Hospital by personnel from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
The passenger bus involved is from Georgetown University and was transporting students and staff. No one on the bus reported injuries to rescue personnel who responded, said authorities.
Officials said that shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday, Maryland State Police from the Waterloo Barrack were dispatched to a reported traffic crash on northbound I-95 north of Rt. 100. Upon arrival, troopers found the bus and Lexus were involved. A private ambulance was passing by the scene just after the crash and had stopped to assist. Fire and EMS personnel from Howard County also responded.
The preliminary investigation by Maryland State Police indicates both the Lexus SUV and bus were northbound in lane four of the interstate when, for reasons unknown at this time, the bus struck the rear of the SUV, according to police. The SUV traveled off the right side of the highway and overturned. Both occupants of the Lexus reportedly exited the vehicle on their own. The bus pulled off the interstate to the right shoulder following the collision.
The right two lanes of I-95 were required to be closed for about 45 minutes. No charges have been filed.
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