Two More Accidents in Charles Involving School Buses - Southern Maryland Headline News

Two More Accidents in Charles Involving School Buses


SCHOOL BUS CRASH: On March 21 at 3:12 p.m., Charles County School bus number 332 was traveling north on Stone Avenue in Waldorf and attempted to cross Smallwood Drive but failed to yield the right of way to a 1999 Dodge Intrepid traveling west on Smallwood Drive. The vehicles collided in the intersection. The school bus, driven by Mary Jean Coombs, 66, of Pomfret, was occupied by two Benjamin Stoddert Middle School students and an attendant. The students sustained minor injuries and were transported to Civista Medical Center for treatment. Coombs and the driver of the Intrepid, Scott Lloyd Cogburn, 40, of Waldorf, were not injured. Officer R. E. Glover, Jr. of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

SCHOOL BUS CRASH: On March 17 at 7:30 a.m., a Nissan Maxima driven by Darryl Garrett Sewell, 39, of Brandywine was exiting the parking lot of Bryantown Mall, located at 6435 Leonardtown Road in Bryantown. The Nissan struck the right rear bumper of a school bus traveling south on Leonardtown Road as the bus drove past the Nissan. No one was injured and the school bus was not carrying any passengers. Sewell received a citation for operating a vehicle with suspended registration Officer R. E. Glover, Jr., of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

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