Tuesday, November 1, 2016

6 dead, many injured after school bus T-bones an MTA bus in southwest Baltimore, MD

Photos from the scene of a fatal collision between a school bus and commuter bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore.  

Sean Welsh The Baltimore Sun

NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Six people have died after a school bus and commuter bus collided early Tuesday in Southwest Baltimore, police said.

No students were on the school bus during the crash, police said.

Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said "significant injuries" were reported, and that closures should be expected in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue.

The crash prompted significant response from Baltimore Fire Department medics, and closed Frederick Avenue near Monastery Avenue.

"We are in the process of gathering information on the bus crash. We will advise once we have more. Understand this is a fluid situation," Smith wrote on Twitter.

Images from television news helicopters showed the yellow school bus crashed head-on into the front, driver side of the MTA bus, crumpling the front of the school bus and ripping the side off the commuter vehicle.

The scene is about two blocks from Mount St. Joseph High School.

Baltimore schools spokeswoman Edie House Foster said the bus was contracted for the city school system. She could not immediately say early Tuesday which school the bus was for.