DC-bound Megabus overturns on I-95 near Baltimore, injuring dozens

A coach bus overturned Sunday morning while traveling south to D.C. on Interstate 95 through Baltimore County, Maryland, sending about a third of its passengers to the hospital.

The Baltimore County Fire Department said that 27 of 47 passengers, including the driver, were injured when the Megabus overturned around 7 a.m. Sunday on southbound I-95 near Kingsville.

First responders transported 15 people to the hospital, but none were seriously hurt.

A Megabus spokesperson told WTOP the bus started in New York with D.C. as its destination.

“Our top priority is the safety of our customers and employees,” Megabus said. “As of now, a number have been released by the hospital, and we are providing transportation to their final destination.”

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Phil Givens, who lives nearby and took drone footage of the bus on its side, said the crash occurred on the southbound side of the highway. He said that particular stretch of road is straight.

“They’ve been doing construction, but it’s on the northbound side,” he said by phone.

Taylor Morningstar, who works for a local garage that towed the bus away, said by phone that a tire on the passenger side was “most of the way ripped off, probably because of the way (the bus) came down into that ravine.”

“It looked like they may have kicked the windshield out to start funneling (people) out of the bus,” said Morningstar.

He said the bus had a skylight on the roof that was “spiderwebbed” from the impact.

The WTOP Traffic Center reports all southbound lanes of I-95 are open after Md. Route 152/Fallston (Exit 74) and the Little Gunpowder Falls Bridge, but drivers should stay alert on the right side while passing the crash investigation.

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Below is a map of the area:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Matthew Delaney

Matt Delaney is a digital web writer/editor who joined WTOP in 2020.

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