A Baltimore County school bus carrying four students was involved in an accident with an automobile this morning on Wise Avenue. After the collision, both the school bus driver and automobile driver were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with minor injuries, according to Baltimore County police.
The four students, examined by first responders at the scene, were not injured, according to Baltimore County police spokeswoman Susan Hunt.
The collision took place at 8:30 a.m., at the Wise and Winona avenues intersection. The students were heading to Eastwood Elementary Magnet School where a school nurse also examined the students and found them unharmed, according to Baltimore County schools spokesman Charles Herndon.
"At approximately 8:30 a.m., a car collided with a bus, from behind," Hunt said. She added that no charges or citations have been filed so far but that "officers are investigating who was at fault and what happened."
Herndon said that a bus heading east on Wise Avenue with children going to Sandy Plains Elementary School stopped to pick up children and was flashing its red lights just prior to the collision. The bus heading to Eastwood Elementary—in the opposite direction on the other side of Wise Avenue—stopped because the first bus was flashing its red lights. At that point, a car struck the bus heading to Eastwood Elementary was struck from behind, Herndon said.
"There were six people on the bus for the Eastwood school, the four students, a bus attendant and the bus driver," Herndon said. "The bus driver was taken to Bayview with an assortment of minor injuries. Everyone else was okay."