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Pickup Truck Strikes School Bus; No Kids Injured

The truck driver was sent to the hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries.

Update, 4:35 p.m.: A Prince George's County Public Schools spokesperson reports that all but four children were picked up by their parents on the scene and that the remaining children will be transported back to Barack Obama Elementary School in a replacement bus. The school spokesperson also reported that one student had been transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure. 

Update, 3:46 p.m.: Prince George's County Fire Department spokesperson Mark Brady confirmed there were 32 kids on the bus, none reporting injuries and none being transported to the hospital. Kids have been released to their parents on the scene, said Brady.

Original story: 

transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a pickup truck collided with the back of their school bus, according to Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesperson Mark Brady.

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The collision occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Rt. 301 near Marlboro Pike. A total of 39 students will be evaluated for minor injuries and the driver of the pickup truck has been transported to a trauma center with non-life threatening injuries, said Brady.

The pickup truck was going at a high rate of speed based on it’s impact with the bus, according to Brady. Southbound Rt. 301 remains closed while children are loaded into ambulances for transportation to the hospital, and one northbound lane remains open with traffic moving slowly, said Brady.

The cause of the accident had not yet been determined at the time of publishing.  

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