School bus accident
School bus accident

CCSO UPDATE – On March 17 at 9:10 a.m., officers responded to Berry Road near Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a passenger car and a school bus.

A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the bus was attempting to make a U-turn from westbound Berry Road onto eastbound Berry Road when a passenger car, traveling east, collided with the bus, causing the bus to hit a guardrail.

The bus had 20 elementary school students from Berry Elementary School on board. Three students were transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver of the bus was not injured. The driver in the passenger car was also transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Halt ID #429 at 301-932-2222.


WALDORF, Md. – This morning at approximately 9:16 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving an occupied school bus on Bunker Hill Road.

An off-duty firefighter was first on the scene, reporting several students on the bus were injured and one person was injured in a Chevrolet Camaro that struck the side of the school bus. A witness on the scene reportedly saw two vehicles racing prior to the collision with the school bus.

EMS arrived and evaluated multiple patients on the scene. A total of four patients including three children and a 38-year-old male were transported by three ambulances to Charles Regional Medical Center.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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11 Comments

  1. Well based on what I see in my daily travels all over SoMD the police could care less about figuring out ways to do something about all the aggressive, reckless driving that plagues the entire region… This is the result…

    1. It’s not the solely the job of the Police to stop people from being reckless. Personal accountability is crucial.

  2. Something needs to be done about the cars and motorcycles with the people behind these vehicles racing up and down this road (228/ Berry Road). There are so…. many accidents on this road and this is the only that’s been reported. It’s becoming like (210/ Indian Head Highway), woh the speeding and racing.

    1. I heard a brotha being interviewed on CH4 news, post big accident on RT 210.. He said : “thats how we do down here , we’s rolls down here”…
      He was very proud to say he breaks the law , speed and doesn’t Give a damn about anyone. He wasn’t a teen , more like in his 40’s..

    2. Melvin, please be a kind and gentle person. “INDIAN HEAD” Highway is soooooooo offense! You act like it has been called that for 70 years or something. Ha! Ha! Ha!

  3. This site is slipping . There are photos of the accident already posted on major news sites.. FB CH5 CH 4
    Your “reporters” don’t get wet in the rain ? that’s it !

  4. This has to stop they race on this road all day and all night. They don’t care about any one they have run people off the road cause accidents when is it going to stop.

  5. Street Racing or not, kinda sounds like the Bus made a u-turn into the “Street Racers” path. If so, the narrative should reflect that the Bus Driver made an unsafe u-turn and is primarily at fault?

    1. True, but ‘they’ have to defend the bus drivers because they are harder to come by than fools speeding up and down Md Rt 228.

      Md Rt 228 should always be used instead of the politically incorrect Berry Road, whereas the Berry family were those super evil tobacco growers. But we are sure somebody will be offended by the digits 2-2-8 also.

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