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30 People Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle Crash

A rescue worker carries a girl to an ambulance after the crash.
A rescue worker carries a girl to an ambulance after the crash. (Michael Williamson - The Washington Post)

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By Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 28, 2009; 5:09 PM

Two dozen children and six adults were taken to hospitals for evaluation this afternoon after a car and two coach buses carrying students from Anne Arundel County were involved in a chain reaction crash in Northwest Washington, authorities said. They said the only obvious injury was to an adult, who suffered a broken arm.

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The buses, carrying about 90 students and adults on a field trip from Crofton Elementary School, were involved in the collision with the car about 1:45 p.m. at New York Avenue and First Street NW, authorities said. After setting up a triage station at the scene, authorities said, D.C. fire department medics determined that no one had been seriously hurt. The crash tied up traffic this afternoon.

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