CALLAWAY, Md. (March 25, 2009)—Three students and one adult were sent to area hospitals after a Ford truck collided with a school bus this morning around 8:35. Police have not released any names pending notification of families.
Police say a 2003 International school bus was pulling out of Aster Drive in Callaway to travel southbound on Route 5. A 2000 Ford truck was traveling northbound on Route 5. The driver of the bus failed to yield the right of way, causing the truck to collide with the bus, say police.
The school bus was en route to Piney Point Elementary School and was occupied by eighteen students and the bus driver. Three students were transported to St. Mary's Hospital via ambulance.
The driver of the truck, a 48 year-old male from Lusby, was transported to Prince George's Shock Trauma via Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 7.
The bus driver is a 39 year-old male from Lexington Park.