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School buses involved in accident in Pr. George’s county, minor injuries reported

Three school buses were involved in an accident in the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George’s County Monday afternoon, and about 26 students were taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, authorities said.

The low-speed accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. in the 7600 block of Croom Road as buses were departing Fredrick Douglass High School, according to Mark Brady, a Prince George’s County fire department spokesman.

Briant Coleman, a Prince George's County schools spokesman, said one bus stopped and was rear-ended by a second bus, and that bus was rear-ended by a third bus.

Brady said 75 students were evaluated on the scene, and about 34 of those were taken to the hospital. He said all injuries were “considered very minor.”

Coleman said some of the students complained of neck, back and other aches.

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