BALTIMORE, Nov. 1 (UPI) — Six people were killed after a school bus struck a commuter bus Tuesday morning in Baltimore.
The driver of the school bus, which had no children aboard at the time of the accident, was killed; the other five fatalities were aboard the MTA commuter bus, police said. University of Maryland Medical Center spokesman Michael Schwartzberg said it received five people injured in the crash, one critically.
Police said the school bus struck a car in the road and a pillar at a nearby cemetery before it drove into the driver’s side of the commuter bus, ripping off the side of the commuter bus. Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said the scene of the accident “literally looked like a bomb” had exploded, with debris covering the street.
An aide aboard the school bus was hospitalized, as well as the driver of the car involved in the crash. The commuter bus was carrying at least 12 people.
The school bus was contracted to the Baltimore City Public Schools, spokeswoman Eddie House Foster said.