Bus Carrying Girls Basketball Team Crashes in Maryland

Nov 23, 2011 12:50am

A bus carrying a girl’s high school basketball team went off the roadway and crashed in St. Mary’s County, Md., sending 20 people to the hospital with injuries.

The crash occurred Tuesday night in the town of Chaptico in Maryland’s St. Mary’s County, state police told ABC News, adding that more than one vehicle was involved in the accident.

According to police those injured were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. 17 students from the basketball team, the bus’s driver, and two people from one of the other vehicles — including a 13-year-old girl — were all treated at St. Mary’s Hospital early Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

The girls on the basketball team were students from Great Mills High School and were returning from a basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va.

The bus was fully loaded with students, according to local website TheBayNet.com. The news site also states that it was a three vehicle accident including a bus, car, and a truck.

John Patrick Kravats, 45, the driver of the truck, was treated for minor injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence, according to The AP.

Parents of the students were urged not to go the scene but directly to St. Mary’s Hospital.

According to TheBayNet.com the bus has been towed out of the woods.

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