NTSB probing 2-bus Baltimore crash that killed at least 6
A school bus was blocks away from its first stop Tuesday morning when it rear-ended a car and then ricocheted off a roadside pillar into an oncoming commuter bus. The predawn accident killed at least six people and injured 10, authorities said.
There were virtually no skid marks at the crash scene, suggesting that the brakes of the school bus were not forcefully applied and leading to what Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith called a working theory that the driver had suffered some sort of medical emergency.
Both bus drivers were killed, along with at least four people on the Maryland Transit Administration bus, Smith said.
“It literally looks like a bomb exploded in the bus. It’s catastrophic damage,” Smith said.
The only other occupant of the school bus, an aide, was taken to a hospital, as were the car driver and eight people from the commuter bus, Smith told a news conference.