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School bus and Car Collide in North College Park

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Six people were injured yesterday — including four elementary school children — when a car and a Prince George’s County school bus collided near College Park Friday, the Washington Post reports.

The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Indian Lane, authorities said. Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince George’s County police spokesman, said the car, a Honda Civic, was headed south on Rhode Island Avenue when it T-boned the bus, which was driving across the road on Indian Lane.

Baxter said a man and a woman in the Civic sustained serious but not life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. He said four children, from Glenarden Elementary School, were also transported to the hospital as a “precautionary measure” after they complained of pain.

Baxter said at least initially, it seems the Civic had the right-of-way down Rhode Island, but officers were still on the scene investigating. At just after 5 p.m., he said Indian Lane was shut down and traffic on Rhode Island Avenue was slowed as vehicles made their way around the accident scene.

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1 Comment to “School bus and Car Collide in North College Park”

  1. By DAK4Blizzard, September 24, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    I’m guessing the intersection itself played a factor in the incident. I’m glad something will be done about it, with the installation of a roundabout in the pipeline.

    I hope everyone injured can make a smooth, quick recovery.