Three people were taken to the hospital, including the driver of a vehicle who crashed into several others in Montgomery County, Maryland, officials said.
It happened on New Hampshire Avenue on Thursday afternoon in Silver Spring.
According to preliminary information, a man driving a Mitsubishi sedan traveling northbound on New Hampshire Avenue crashed into a vehicle and fled. The driver kept going northbound and then struck a Metrobus, a pickup truck that overturned due to the impact, and then finally, at Briggs Chaney Road, a Montgomery County school bus. There were no students on the bus.
The Metrobus driver and the school bus driver were taken to the hospital and have injuries that are not life-threatening. The driver of the Mitsubishi has life-threatening injuries, WTOP’s Mike Murillo reported from the scene. Montgomery County Police said the driver was taken to a separate hospital in critical condition.
MCFRS are on the scene of a collision with injuries and entrapment on New Hampshire Ave. at Briggs Chaney. All SB lanes closed. 2 adults being evaluated. 1 has LTI. No students on the bus. @mcfrsPIO @DavidPazos15 @MCPS pic.twitter.com/UsXv7LbkiR
— BC Steve Mann (@mcfrsPIO6) September 2, 2021
The southbound lanes of New Hampshire Avenue were closed as police investigated the scene thoroughly. It reopened after 8:30 p.m.
“Something like this is unacceptable,” Montgomery County police spokesman Carlos Cortes said.
Below is the area where it happened.
WTOP’s Thomas Robertson and Mike Murillo, who reported from Silver Spring, contributed to this report.