University of Maryland bus hits light pole, sending 27 to hospitals

Authorities say a University of Maryland bus has crashed injuring 27 people

ByThe Associated Press

October 4, 2023, 12:49 PM

COLLEGE PARK, MD. — A University of Maryland bus crashed Wednesday morning, injuring 27 people, emergency officials said.

The bus hit a light pole at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and University Boulevard in College Park, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS posted on social media. Crews took 27 people to hospitals with minor injuries. Details on the injuries weren’t released.

A white commuter shuttle-style bus appeared to have crashed head-on into a pole in a grass median, according to video footage shown by news outlets.

Authorities didn’t immediately release further information, including the cause.

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