Reporting Chuck Carroll
WALDORF, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A woman was seriously injured when the Cadillac Escalade she was driving collided head-on with a school bus Wednesday morning in Charles County.
The bus was carrying 35 students from North Point High School when it crashed around 7:50 a.m. in the 2400 block of Davis Road in Waldorf.
A photo taken from a helicopter above the accident showed the bus came to rest off the road and beside a seafood trailer. The bus and SUV sustained heavy front-end damage in the wreck.
The woman driving the SUV was drifting in and out of consciousness at the scene, a Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson told WNEW. She was flown to Prince George’s County Trauma Center in a medevac helicopter with serious injuries.
Four students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital in an ambulance, according to a Charles County Public Schools official. A medical bus was used to transport five other students while the remaining 26 students were taken for evaluation in a separate school bus.
The District of Columbia and Prince George’s County fire departments assisted with transporting the students.
Police describe the students’ injuries as minor and mostly “bumps and bruises.”
The SUV driver is in stable condition, according to a Charles County Fire Department spokesperson.
The accident occurred a short distance from Theodore Davis Middle School.
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