4 people were injured in a school bus overturn in Colombia

4 people were injured in a school bus overturn in Colombia

                A school bus flipped on its side Thursday afternoon in Columbia, injuring four students.  Officers were called around 3:33 p.m. to an overturned school bus in the 7300 block of Old Columbia Road in Columbia, Howard County Police said.  Video from SkyTeam 11, Baltimore's only news helicopter, showed the bus on its side in a roadside field.  "It was absolutely terrifying for the kids," said Danica Pilgram, who lives near the scene.  Hammond Middle School students were on the bus at the time of the accident.  Two girls and two boys, ages 11 and 14, were injured and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital.  the incident.  There wasn't anyone with obvious or obvious injuries, but we did get some complaints of back pain or, 'I hit my head,' and we wanted to make sure they were fully checked for concussions or anything more than that," Howard County Police spokeswoman Sherri Llewellyn said. It's serious, and so far so good.  Howard County Public Schools officials sent a message to Hammond Middle School and the community district-wide, saying: School students were on the bus.  Several students were injured and are receiving medical care as needed.  All students were reunited with their families.  Police said the 30-year-old bus driver was not injured and showed no signs of impairment.  The accident is still under investigation.  Police said the driver may face a traffic citation.  "We're still looking into other possible factors, whether it's speed or road configuration. There's a small bridge in that area," Llewellyn said.  "The bridge is old, so you have to take turns, and it's always backing up because people get into traffic on (U.S. Route) 29. This is a rescue plan," said PA Allen, who lives near the scene.  “If you look at where the tracks go, they've skewed, and once they skewed, they may have overcorrected and flipped on their side.”  Whatever the reason, the neighbors are glad everyone is okay.  "It's safe to drive. I feel sorry for the parents. I'm sure they were really worried about their kids," Pilgram said.  The bus is operated by Zum Transportation, the contractor that experienced service issues at the beginning of the school year.  .  Zoom sent a statement to 11 News, saying, "Getting students to and from school safely is our number one priority. We are working closely with the district and authorities to investigate the incident."
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                <strong class="dateline">Columbia, Maryland –</strong>                                          <p>A school bus flipped on its side Thursday afternoon in Columbia, injuring four students.

Officers were called around 3:33 p.m. to an overturned school bus in the 7300 block of Old Columbia Road in Columbia, Howard County Police said. Video from SkyTeam 11, Baltimore’s only news helicopter, showed the bus on its side in a roadside field.

“It was absolutely terrifying for the kids,” said Danica Pilgram, who lives near the scene.

District police said 19 students from Hammond Middle School were on the bus at the time of the accident. Two girls and two boys, ages 11 and 14, were injured and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

“The students who were taken (to the hospital) were actually taken with a mechanism of injury, which means they may have hit their heads in the accident. There was no one with visible or obvious injuries, but we have had some complaints,” Howard County Police spokeswoman Sherri Llewellyn said. Back pain or ‘I hit my head,’ and we wanted to make sure they were fully checked for concussions or anything more serious, and so far so good.”

Howard County Public Schools officials sent a message to Hammond Middle School and the district-wide community, saying: “This afternoon, a major bus accident occurred involving Hammond Middle School students. Several students were injured and are receiving medical care as needed. All students and “They were reunited with their families.”

Police said the 30-year-old bus driver was not injured and showed no signs of impairment.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Police said the driver may face a traffic citation.

“We’re still looking into other possible factors, whether it’s speed or road configuration. There’s a small bridge in that area,” Llewellyn said.

“It’s a one-way bridge, but it’s old, so you have to take turns, and it’s always backing up because people are interfering with traffic on (U.S. Route) 29. This is a rescue plan,” said PA Allen, who lives nearby. The scene of the accident. “If you look at where the tracks go, they’ve skewed, and once they skewed, they may have overcorrected and flipped on their side.”

Whatever the reason, the neighbors are glad everyone is okay.

“We always hope the bus driver drove safely. I feel sorry for the parents. I’m sure they were really worried about their kids,” Pilgrim said.

The bus is operated by Zum Transportation, the contractor that had service problems at the beginning of the school year. Zoom sent a statement to 11 News, saying, “Getting students to and from school safely is our number one priority. We are working closely with the district and authorities to investigate the incident.”

                                </div>        (tags for translation)Columbia

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