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Minor injuries at a bus crash in Glen Burnie

A bus crash Friday morning in Glen Burnie, Maryland, resulted in five student passengers and the bus driver being transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, the Capital Gazette reports, citing Anne Arundel County police.

The accident, which occurred at about 7:35 AM, was the result of two cars colliding with a school bus and temporarily closed Maryland Route 295, known as Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, according to news reports citing Capt Russ Davies, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman.

The other 15 students on the bus, which was on its way to Brooklyn Park Middle School, were not injured in the collision. They went to school for a normal school day on another bus. The driver and one passenger in one of the two cars that struck the bus were also transported to the hospital, and the driver of the third vehicle declined medical treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

In related news, a bus carrying Swedish high school students to a ski resort through the night crashed early Sunday in central Sweden, killing three people and injuring 20 others, seven of them seriously, the Associated Press reports, citing rescue officials.

The accident occurred in seemingly good weather, although there were reports that roads were icy. Still, police couldn’t identify what caused the accident, which involved the bus skidding off the road into a ditch and rolling over on its side. An investigation is pending.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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