When people in Maryland send their children off to catch the school bus in the morning, they expect that the kids will arrive safely at school and then safely back at home later that day. If a problem would ever occur, parents would most likely assume that it would happen once their children were on the bus, not while they were standing on a street corner waiting for the bus. However, an accident can happen anytime and anywhere, including on a street corner. An example of this can be seen in an incident that happened recently in Aspen Hill.
As reported by WTOP, the incident took place at approximately 7:00 a.m. on a weekday morning when a group of high school students were innocently waiting for the school bus to pick them up and take them to school for the day. That never happened. Instead, the four in the group found themselves hit by a vehicle that left the roadway after colliding with another vehicle.
One of the vehicles had a driver and a passenger inside. The second vehicle was driven by a 21-year-old driver. It was this vehicle that went up onto the sidewalk and hit four high school kids leaving one of them, a boy who is only 15 years old, with injuries said to be life-threatening. The other three students, all girls, were injured but are expected to recover from the crash.
It is not yet known what caused the two vehicles to crash. One of them had just left the parking lot of a service station prior to the incident.