No in­juries re­ported in school bus crash

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Front Page - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­

STEVENSVILLE — No in­juries were re­ported Mon­day, Sept. 24, when a school bus struck a car at a stop sign on its way to de­liver stu­dents to Mat­a­peake Mid­dle School.

Clay­ton Wash­ing­ton Jr., 72, of Gwynn Oak, was at­tempt­ing to turn Bus 2910 left from Queen Anne Club Drive onto Ken­wood Road about 7:52 a.m., but he didn’t have enough clear­ance to make the turn and struck a 2001 Porsche stopped at the stop sign on Ken­wood Road, ac­cord­ing to Lau­ren Moses, pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer for the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

The driver’s side of the bus right be­hind the front wheel well struck the front driver’s side corner of a car, ac­cord­ing to Sid Pin­der, direc­tor of op­er­a­tions for Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools.

There were 29 mid­dle school stu­dents on the bus at the time of the crash, po­lice said.

Ad­min­is­tra­tors from Mat­a­peake Mid­dle School and of­fi­cials from the school sys­tem’s trans­porta­tion depart­ment re­sponded to the scene and par­ents were notified, Pin­der said.

Re­spon­ders from the Queen Anne’s County Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices de­ter­mined there were no in­juries to the stu­dents, he added.

The driver of the Porsche was a 17-year-old boy from Stevenville, who also was un­in­jured, Moses said. He was the only oc­cu­pant of the car.

Both ve­hi­cles were driven from the scene, po­lice said,

No charges have been filed. Deputy Pete Sack­rider is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

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