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Student struck in collision between two Carroll County school buses

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 13:11:15-05

SYKESVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — A student was struck Wednesday morning in Carroll County after two school buses collided.

The incident happened just after 9 a.m. in the 5200 block of Braddock Road.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, a school bus was stopped to pickup a student, when a second bus came up and hit it from behind.

The crash caused the first bus to move forward and hit the student.

Both buses were headed to South Carroll High School, and were carrying approximately 45 students combined.

The student who was run over was not hurt. A 16-year-old on-board one of the buses was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, while two other students were treated on scene.

One bus had to be towed.

The Assistant school Principal and a School Board Transportation representative came out to the scene to notify parents and arrange for another bus to take the students to school.

While slippery road conditions may have played a factor, investigators are still working on the exact cause of the collision.

The incident caused Braddock between Woodbine and Skidmore Roads to close for about two hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call Carroll County Deputy First Class Gibbons at 410-386-5900.