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June 1, 2011

MTA bus crash injures as many as 18

At least 18 people were reported injured Wednesday after a passenger vehicle collided with a Maryland Transit Administration in West Baltimore, the MTA reported. The crash put the two-day total of reported injuries in MTA accidents at 30.

MTA spokesman John Wesley said a personal vehicle carrying three people ran a stop sign at Edmondson Avenue and Chapelgate Road about 2:35 p.m. and hit a MTA bus on the No. 40 route. He said 15 people aboard the bus reported injuries and were taken to a local hospital, while the driver and two passengers were transported to the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center. One of those taken to Shock-Trauma was ejected from the car, the MTA spokesman said.

Wesley said he did not know yet the total number of people on the bus. He said he believed the bus was one of the MTA's newer hybrid diesel-electric models.


The crash was the MTA's second with multiple injuries in as many days. Wesley said another MTA bus on the No. 23 route struck the rear end of a personal vehicle Tuesday at West Franklin and Stricker streets, pushing the vehicle into a city truck.

Wesley said 10 MTA passengers, the bus operator and the driver of the passenger vehicle were taken to local hospitals to check for neck and back injuries.



Posted by Michael Dresser at 3:13 PM |
Categories: MTA bus system
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Michael Dresser has been an editor, reporter and columnist with The Sun longer than Baltimore's had a subway. He's covered retailing, telecommunications, state politics and wine. Since 2004, he's been The Sun's transportation writer. He lives in Ellicott City with his wife and travel companion, Cindy.

His Getting There column appears on Mondays. Mike's blog will be a forum for all who are interested in highways, transit and other transportation issues affecting Baltimore, Maryland and the region.

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