27 injured after a bus overturned on I-95 in Maryland

KINGSVILLE, Md. – Twenty-seven people were slightly injured Sunday after a bus crashed and overturned on I-95 north of Baltimore, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Fire officials said in a statement that the accident occurred near Kingsville, Maryland, shortly before 7 a.m. The car was operated by Megabus and was carrying 47 passengers. Officials said 15 of the 27 injured were taken to local hospitals.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which is being investigated by the Maryland State Police, Baltimore County Fire Department officials said.

A Megabus crashed on I-95 south near Kingsville, Maryland, on May 22, 2022.Baltimore County Fire Department via AP

Dan Rodriguez, a spokesperson for Megabus, said in an email that the bus driver was among 15 people taken to hospital. He said many of them have already been released and transportation to their final destination will be provided.

The company will conduct a thorough review of what happened, but had no further comment on the circumstances surrounding the accident.

“Our top priority is the safety of our customers and employees,” Rodriguez said.

Phil Givens, who lives nearby and took drone footage of the bus on its side, said the accident happened on the south side of the highway. He said that the extension of the designated road is straight.

“They’ve been doing construction,” he said by phone, “but it’s on the north side.”

Taylor Morningstar, who works at a local garage who pulled the bus away, said by phone that one of the tires on the passenger side “blew off most of the way, probably because of the way it (the bus) went down that valley.”

“It looked like they had kicked the windshield out to start getting (people) off the bus,” Morningstar said.

He said the bus had a skylight on the roof that was a “spider web” from the crash.

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