The Washington Post

Two Montgomery school buses in minor accident

At least nine students and one bus driver were taken to hospitals Wednesday morning after a crash involving two Montgomery County school buses in the Clarksburg area. None of the injuries appear to be serious, according to initial reports from police, rescue and school officials.

Shortly before 9 a.m., the buses – one going west on Stringtown Road, the other heading east – brushed up against each other along a hilly, curvy stretch, according to officials.

One of the drivers swerved to try to avoid a collision, causing that bus to leave the road and strike a tree, police said.

It was unclear whether one or both drivers were taken to a hospital. Parents of the injured students were called, and are with their children, said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for the school system. The students who were not injured were taken to school, he added.

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.

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