School bus and car collide in College Park

Six people were injured — including four elementary school children — when a car and a Prince George's County school bus collided near College Park Friday, authorities said.

The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Indian Lane, authorities said. Cpl. Evan Baxter, a Prince George's County police spokesman, said the car, a Honda Civic, was headed south on Rhode Island Avenue when it T-boned the bus, which was driving across the road on Indian Lane.

Baxter said a man and a woman in the Civic sustained serious but not life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. He said four children, from Glenarden Elementary School, were also transported to the hospital as a "precautionary measure" after they complained of pain.

Baxter said at least initially, it seems the Civic had the right-of-way down Rhode Island, but officers were still on the scene investigating. At just after 5 p.m., he said Indian Lane was shut down and traffic on Rhode Island Avenue was slowed as vehicles made their way around the accident scene.

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.

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