Six fatalities occurred, and several others were injured after a tragic multiple bus accident in Baltimore Tuesday morning. Authorities say a school bus crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with a commuter bus just before 7 a.m. A Baltimore Police spokesman said the school bus was not transporting children at the time of the crash, but several passengers were on board the commuter bus.
The school bus was on the way to the first pickup of the day when the eastbound school bus hit a car and then veered into oncoming traffic in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue in Irvington. The school bus then collided with a Maryland Transit Administration bus with such force that it ripped through the side of the bus and ripped the driver’s side off.
Witnesses say the collision shook the ground. First responders reported to the scene and began working through the wreckage. Pictures of the horrific accident show what looks like a bomb exploded and with the two buses jack-knifed into each other.
According to police, the driver and five passengers aboard the commuter bus were killed. Ten other people were taken to nearby hospitals with multiple injuries. The individual operating the car that was struck by the school bus was also injured in the accident. Authorities say there was an aide on the school bus who survived the crash. The accident is still under investigation as officials work to determine what caused the crash.
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