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School Buses Collide at Falls Road and Glen Road, Minor Injuries Reported

PHOTO | MCFRS

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UPDATED Two school buses collided at Falls Road and Glen Road on the first day of school, according to Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.

Officials said there were students on board when one school bus apparently rear ended the other school bus early this morning. Piringer described the injuries as minor and non-life threatening.

According to Piringer, EMS evaluated 17 students at the scene and the students continued on to Churchill High School on another bus or were released to their parents.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Spokesperson Dana Tofig said he doesn’t have a lot of information about the crash.

“Two buses were involved, one may have rear ended the other,” he said in an email. ” We don’t know why. I believe they were going to Churchill high school. My understanding is that a couple of students are being evaluated …otherwise nearly all of the students are being transported to the school.”

Captain Paul Starks, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Police, said the driver of the bus was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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