June 22, 2018

Bus overturns on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland

16 May 2017, 09:06 | Erin Grant

A crash involving an overturned bus shut down I-95 near Cecil County Monday morning. Fire and emergency crews are on the scene. A Medivac is en route

A crash involving an overturned bus shut down I-95 near Cecil County Monday morning. Fire and emergency crews are on the scene. A Medivac is en route

A spokeswoman for the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, confirmed a student had been airlifted there. Its unclear if the driver was injured in the accident. At least one other auto was involved, as well as a tree set back from the roadway.

- MDTransportationDept (@MDOTNews)CRASH/OVERTURNED BUS: I-95 remains shut down at Rt. 155.

Maryland State Police said from their preliminary investigation that the bus collided with a Honda Civic that was behind it just before crashing and overturning. According to a University of Maryland Medical System spokesman, about 12 to 15 patients were being taken to Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and 7 to 10 patients were taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. Police say one child and one adult were flown to hospitals and others are being taken to hospitals by ambulance.

Werner Coach president Heath Ochroch confirmed to NBC10 Philadelphia that the bus belongs to his company in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Schools Superintendent William Hite said some of the bus passengers were released from the hospital by Monday afternoon.

Photos and aerial video from the scene showed the bus on its side, on top of a guardrail, with debris scattered across the road.

At least two victims suffered injuries that required them to be flown to the hospital. At least two other buses and several cars were stopped near the overturned white bus with no apparent markings.

The northbound lanes re-opened to traffic after a medical helicopter left the scene about 11 a.m. on Monday. He says several people are injured, but he did not know how many people or the extent of their injuries.

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