Head-on Collision Between Car and School Bus in Rockville Sends Students and Driver to Hospital

The Fallsmead Elementary students suffered minor injuries, the driver serious injuries, in Friday morning crash on Wootton Parkway.


A school bus taking students to Fallsmead Elementary School collided head-on with a car shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday morning at Wootton Parkway and Hurley Avenue, sending four students and the driver of the car to the hospital, a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman said. 

The students suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital as a precaution, Assistant Chief Scott Graham said. The driver of the car, an adult male, was taken to a local trauma center with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service cleared the scene by about 9:15 a.m.

There were 37 students on the bus at the time of the crash, said Dana Tofig, a county schools spokesman. A substitute bus took students who were uninjured the rest of the way to school where they were evaluated by school health staff and counselors, Tofig said. Parents of the children on the bus were being called.

“We’re glad the students are safe,” he said. “It was a scary moment for them.”

The Rockville City Police Department is investigating the crash.

Editor's note: Click here for an update on the Rockville city police investigation.


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