Six people have been killed and 10 more injured Tuesday morning when a school bus veered into oncoming traffic in Baltimore and smashed into a commuter bus.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the buses crashed before 7 a.m. No children were aboard the school bus—only a driver and an aide. The driver was killed, as were five people on the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) bus.
Police say the school bus, contracted by the Baltimore City district, was headed east on Frederick Avenue when it struck a Ford Mustang and a pillar on the side of the road. The school bus entered oncoming traffic and smashed through the driver's side of the MTA bus. Investigators do not know what caused the crash.
Five patients were being treated the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Tuesday morning. One person was in critical condition, another was in serious condition and three were stable. One patient is an adult male of unknown age, and four are female patients in their mid-20s to 40s.
Keith Scroggins, chief operating officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, says the school bus driver worked for AA Affordable Transportation and was on his way to pick up students. The bus transports about 19 students to Roots and Branches Charter School and Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School.