8 injured on Severn River Bridge after van hits chartered school bus

| November 1, 2017
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The Maryland State Police Annapolis Barrack is investigating a three vehicle crash involving a charter bus carrying students from Wicomico Middle School at approximately 3:17pm this afternoon.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Dodge van was traveling in lane 3 of US Route 50 on the Severn River Bridge. Due to traffic slowing, the white Dodge van struck the rear of a purple Acura. The white Dodge van then attempted to change to lane 2 where it struck the charter bus.

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Seven students between the ages of ten and thirteen were transported for precautionary reasons to Anne Arundel Medical Center. Notification has been made to all the parents. The driver of the white Dodge van, Bruce Pringle of Annapolis, was transported by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was issued a citation for failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Lanes 1 and 2 of eastbound US Route 50 were shut down for approximately forty minutes. The Maryland State Highway Administration assisted with lane closures and traffic control.

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