SUV hits school bus head-on in Charles County, injuries reported

A school bus with students on board collided with a SUV in Charles County Wednesday morning.

WASHINGTON – A school bus with students on board collided head-on with a SUV in Charles County Wednesday morning, resulting in several injuries.

A Cadillac Escalade hit the school bus head-on in the 2400 block of Davis Road near Theodore Davis Middle School and North Point High School in Waldof, Md., at about 8 a.m. There were 35 North Point High School students on the bus at the time of the crash, according to Crystal Hunt with the Charles County government.

All 35 students were transported to University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata. At least five students sustained injuries that required them to be transported via ambulance while the rest of the students went to the hospital as a precaution, Hunt says.

The driver of the SUV, a 47-year-old woman, sustained injures in the crash and a helicopter transported her to a hospital for treatment, says Charles County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Diane Richardson.

The driver of the school bus suffered non-life-threatening injuries. An ambulance transported the driver to a nearby hospital.

It is not yet clear what caused the crash.

Below is a map with the location of the crash.

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WTOP’s Darci Marchese contributed to this report. Follow @dmarchesewtop and @WTOP on Twitter.