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Megabus rolls over on I-95 northeast of Baltimore, sending 15 to hospital

The bus was carrying 47 people when it crashed near Kingsville

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A Megabus rolled over near Baltimore as it was heading south Sunday morning on Interstate 95, sending 15 people to the hospital, the Baltimore County Fire Department said.

Photos shared by the department showed the bus, painted in the company’s distinctive blue, lying on its side in a ditch by the highway with a smashed windshield.

Fire crews from Baltimore and Harford counties were called to the crash scene near Kingsville, northeast of Baltimore, at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, officials said. The bus was carrying 47 people, and 27 were hurt. Twelve of those injured didn’t go to the hospital.

Dan Rodriguez, a spokesman for Megabus, said the driver was among those who went to the hospital. He said the company was providing passengers transportation to their final destinations.

“Our top priority is the safety of customers and employees,” Rodriguez said. “As is customary with these events we will be doing a thorough review — but at this time do not have comment on the circumstances.”

Footage from television station WBAL showed two large cranes that had been driven alongside the bus to haul it upright later Sunday.

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.