UPDATED: May 14, 2014 5:08 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Nearly 20 students from a D.C. school have been hospitalized after a school bus accident in Montgomery County, authorities say.
The accident occurred near the intersection of River Road and Seven Locks Road in Bethesda at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Montgomery County Police.
A group of fifth-grade students from Beers Elementary School in Southeast Washington were returning home from a field trip to the German American School when their bus got into a three-vehicle accident, according to a statement from D.C. Public Schools.
19 students from Beers Elementary in DC taken to hospital after bus crash on 7 Locks Rd. Minor injuries only. http://t.co/RPmG9aEIIf—
Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) May 14, 2014
WNEW’s Cameron Thompson says the bus rear-ended a Ford Mustang that was stopped at a red light, pushing the Mustang into the vehicle in front of it.
A total of 19 students were transported onto a medical ambulance bus and taken to the hospital for evaluation of minor injuries.
One adult also was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.