10/01/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Bethesda, MD—A violent commuter bus crash resulted in one fatality and left at least 12 others with injuries ranging from non-life threatening to critical Wednesday afternoon, September 29, 2010. The accident occurred when a “limousine-style tour bus” fell 45 feet off a highway in close proximity to Washington, D.C., according to information provided by the Associated Press.
Maryland State Police Sgt. Michael Brennan reported a bus plunged off a skyramp of the Capital Beltway, landing next to Interstate 270 about 45 feet below. The bus, which was white and had “Wolf’s” affixed to it, was destroyed in the wreck.
Montgomery County fire department Assistant Chief Scott Graham also contended several victims had to be extricated from the damaged bus. Graham noted 12 people were rushed to local hospitals to be treated for various injuries. Two individuals were reportedly listed in critical condition after the bus accident.
Suburban Hospital spokesperson Ronna Borenstein alleged 11 of the victims were transported there for treatment.
The 60-year-old bus driver and Pennsylvania native, identified by state police spokesman Greg Shipley Joseph A. Clabaugh Jr., sadly died in the bus crash.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those people, those children,” said County Council President Nancy Floreen, deeming the crash to be one of the most terrible she had seen in 10 years.
Reports did not specify whether a cause was determined. Investigations into the fatal Maryland bus crash are expected to be underway.
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