A Frederick County school bus driver and a student were taken to the hospital early Monday after a bus crashed in Braddock Heights, according to county school and rescue service officials.
The crash took place at 6:39 a.m. near Old National Pike and Urner Avenue, according to a tweet posted to the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services’ official Twitter account Monday morning. The tweet indicated that three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but Michael Doerrer, a Frederick County Public Schools spokesman, clarified that only the driver and a student were taken to the hospital for checkups.
“There was one student onboard, the bus driver and a bus assistant,” Doerrer said. “... The driver and the student were transported to the hospital to be checked out, the bus assistant did not require treatment but did accompany the student to the hospital.”
The bus was taking the student on a special route when, for unknown reasons, the bus left the road and crashed, Doerrer said, adding that no other vehicles were involved.
Representatives from the fire service and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office had not returned requests for comment as of Monday evening.