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Police release 911 calls placed during I-95 bus crash

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Posted at 2:03 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 17:16:08-04

Maryland State Police released the 911 calls placed during a commuter bus crash on I-95 that landed 30 people in the hospital Monday.

Hear the calls in the video above.

Police said the driver of the passenger car involved in the crash has been identified as 20-year-old Menachem Backman of College Park. Backman refused medical treatment at the scene.

Charges are pending the outcome of the crash investigation.

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The commuter bus driver has been identified as 59-year-old Clarence Beamer of Philadelphia, PA.

Thirty people were transported from the scene for treatment.

According to a University of Maryland Medical System official, Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace treated 17 patients and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air treated nine patients, all of whom were discharged Tuesday morning. 

Officials with the School District of Philadelphia said 21 students, one teacher, one parent chaperone and the bus driver were released from the hospital Monday night.

The bus carrying 26 children, three chaperones and the driver overturned at least once Monday on I-95 in near Havre de Grace.

Police said the passenger car tried to pass the bus clipped it. The bus was filled with eighth graders from Philadelphia's Charles W. Henry School heading to Washington, D.C. for a field trip.

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At least 30 injured after commuter bus overturns on I-95 near Cecil County

Hospital officials give update on patients from commuter bus crash on I-95 near Cecil County