26 Children Aboard Bus That Overturned in Accident on I-95
A recent accident on Interstate 95 in Hartford County caused a charter bus to overturn. There were 30 people on board at the time, including 26 children, two teachers, a parent chaperone and the bus driver.
The children attend Philadelphia’s Charles W. Henry School, and the bus was reportedly heading to a field trip in Washington, D.C. The crash happened at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway, close to Exit 89 in Havre de Grace. One of the teachers and a child had to be transported to a hospital via Medevac helicopter in critical condition.
What was the cause of the crash?
According to Maryland State Police, initial investigations indicate the bus and another vehicle were both heading south in the middle lane. The driver of the car tried passing the bus on the left, but lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, moving off the left shoulder of the freeway. At this point, the driver overcorrected, crossing back over all three lanes and clipping the front of the bus.
Upon impact, the bus was forced off the right side of the freeway, where it struck an embankment and then a tree, snapping the tree in half and eventually flipping the bus onto its left side before resting across the right and middle lanes of the freeway.
Criminal charges had not yet been issued pending a complete investigation. The driver of the car refused medical treatment.
If you have been injured in an accident involving a bus, whether as a passenger in the bus or as a driver or passenger of another vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation if that accident was caused by another person’s negligence. Consult an experienced La Plata personal injury lawyer with Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. for further guidance.