BMW Collides with Montgomery County School Bus Resulting in Injury
A school day in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) took a turn for the worst when a school bus collided with a BMW in a “serious collision.” Officials reported that the incident took place early in the morning, just before 7:45 a.m. The school bus, en route to Forest Oak Middle School, was turning left from Plum Creek Road onto East Village Avenue when it was struck by the BMW traveling on East Village Avenue. Tragically, both the driver and passenger in the BMW suffered life-threatening injuries and had to be rescued from under the bus before being taken to area trauma hospitals. Emergency services responded quickly, with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) rushing in to provide medical assistance. News of a recent car accident involving a student at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland has caused concern amongst the school community. According to a letter sent out by the school, the driver was a student and his passenger was his little brother.
7News learned that the driver was a student at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Md. and the passenger was his little brother, according to a letter sent out to the school community:
Earlier this morning, we learned that a member of our senior class and his younger brother were in a serious automobile accident and are in critical condition.
As is our calling, we respond as a community to such news in prayer for their healing and for comfort for their family. This afternoon, we gathered the student body for a prayer service and ask that you add your prayers to ours.
We know that situations like this can be difficult for many. Please know that our counseling staff has been and remains available for those who need support for any reason.
Most merciful Jesus, who are the consolation and salvation of all who put their trust in You, we humbly beseech You, by Your most bitter passion, grant the recovery of health to Your servants, provided this be for their souls’ welfare, that is they may praise and magnify your holy name, Amen.
Paul G. Barker, Ed. D., President
Thomas R. Campbell ’93, Principal”
While officials initially reported that there were no children on the bus at the time of the incident, police later confirmed that there were six people onboard. Though none were hospitalized, some sustained minor injuries. This news comes as a shock to a community that was anticipating a day filled with excitement, as students prepared for graduation practice. One individual commented, “It is very sad, and I just wish for him to get better so he can walk across that stage during graduation.” Montgomery County police are urging anyone with information or who may have been a passenger on the bus to contact CRU detectives.
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