Children injured in crash
A crash involving a van filled with children and a U.S. Postal Service truck in Indian Head sent several to the hospital Monday afternoon, authorities say.
Around 3:56 p.m. on Monday, first responders were called to the intersection of Indian Head Highway and Raymond Avenue for a reported collision, according to a Maryland State Police news release. Upon arrival, four of the eight children aboard the van, ages 6 to 10, were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Others were picked up from the scene by their parents. The driver of the postal service truck, a 74-year-old man, was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Investigation showed that the van, owned by a martial arts company, had just left Indian Head Elementary School with the children shortly before the crash, the release states. As the van attempted to turn left onto the northbound lanes of Indian Head Highway from Lackey Drive, the driver reportedly failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by the postal service truck which had been traveling south on the highway.
Police found the driver of the van had been at fault, and issued a citation for failure to yield the right-of-way.
Anyone who may have witnessed or who has information regarding this collision is asked to contact the La Plata barrack duty officer at 301-392-1200 and reference case number 17-MSP- 017080.