Young teen among 21 ejected from bus in D.C. multi-vehicle collision

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Twenty-one people, including a 14-year-old that was ejected from a school bus, were brought to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash in Washington, D.C. Monday morning.

According to police, the school bus managed by Reston Limousine, was heading westbound along Nebraska Avenue around 8 a.m. when a car from the opposite direction turned into oncoming traffic, forcing the bus to swerve and leave the road before hitting two other vehicles.

Officials said 18 children aboard the bus have been evaluated, one boy was critically wounded after being ejected from the back of the bus while the driver is reported to have a broken ankle.

Five people with slight injuries were rushed by an ambulance to a nearby hospital while sixteen others were taken by a mass casualty bus as a precaution according to CBS.

The bus was transporting students from the Friendship Heights Metro Station to The Field School when the accident happened.

Traffic along 4100 block of Nebraska Avenue was closed for less than two hours after the crash, but has now reopened.

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