WASHINGTON (WUSA) – Three victims were taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision. The mishap involved 2 cars and a Reston Limousine shuttle bus that was on its way to the Field School in the 4100 block of Nebraska Avenue NW in D.C. Several people were injured.
One boy was found outside the bus next to a broken window, and officials believed he may have been ejected from the bus.
D.C. firefighters confirmed that 18 children were aboard the bus at the time. Fire officials stated that 5 people including 3 adults and two children were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The rest of the 16 people were transported via a mass ambulance bus as a precaution.
One of the injured was the 51-year-old bus driver who sustained a broken ankle. Operators of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and a sedan, were also delivered to the hospital for check-up.
A crew at the scene discovered that the bus was up on the grass by the National Presbyterian Center. The bus was carrying young people from the Friendship Heights Metro station to the Field School. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
Five people were confirmed injured when a three-way collision involving a chartered school bus and two other vehicles along Nebraska Avenue NW Monday morning.
The crash took place around 7:45 o’clock in the morning between Ward Circle and Van Ness Street. The school bus was on its way west when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction crossed the double yellow line, causing the bus to hit a sedan and an SUV. The bus then jumped a curb, coming to rest on the lawn of the National Presbyterian Church.
Two adults and three minors were taken to a local hospital by ambulance to be treated for injuries as a result of the crash. Others transported to the hospital were – a 32-year-old man in the SUV and a 16-year-old girl in the sedan, as well as two students on the bus and their driver. All five were in stable condition.
Firefighters confirmed that someone was ejected from a vehicle. When rescue workers reached the scene, they found a 14-year-old boy outside the bus using his laptop. He told them he was ejected from the bus.
Authorities stated that 18 students were on the bus at the time of the crash. The remaining students were taken to local hospitals for observation.
The bus was carrying students from the Friendship Heights Metro station to the Field School on Foxhall Road. Field School teaches grades 6-12. Nebraska Avenue NW had to be closed in both directions while authorities cleared the scene.
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