CHAPTICO, Md. – This morning at approximately 6:32 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus and dump truck on Budds Creek Road in the area of Chaptico Hill Lane.

Only the driver of the school bus was present inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Crews arrived on the scene and found school bus #551 off the roadway with major damage and a dump truck involved off the roadway in a field.

The school bus had been rear ended by a dump truck while parked on the shoulder of Budds Creek Road in the area of the Chaptico Park.

No entrapment was found, EMS evaluated both drivers on the scene for injuries.

The driver of the school bus was transported by ambulance to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries.

The dump truck driver signed care refusal on the scene.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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All photos courtesy of the Mechanicvsille Volunteer Fire Department

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    1. There will be soon, it’s just a matter of time. Obviously there will be no penalty here for where the bus was parked, or the DT driver hitting it. Only when we lose a lot of children will anyone open their eyes.
      If it really mattered to anyone, there would be more protections put in place with the hopes it would make a difference. How about making it a law that when a school bus is present, the speed limit drops to 35 mph? That way the moron that goes flying past the bus will be obvious to enforcement. Cameras on the buses. Increase the penalty level for infractions. Do not allow buses to park on ANY highway shoulder EVER. Lots of ways this can be fixed, but our leaders at ALL levels are more concerned with more important stuff like taxation, their own pay, green energy, oyster dredging season limits… you know- stuff that really matters.

  1. Only in So. ND can an idiot ram into a parked school bus. It’s not that a big yellow school bus blends into the back ground, I mean that they are extremely visible. Also, everyone knows that a school bus carries the most precious cargo of the human race, our future, our kids. Yet, this idiot was too distracted to notice a school bus parked on the shoulder. Seriously, even if you’re sleeped deprived, or even hung over, you still don’t miss a school bus.

  2. There have been too many accidents involving school busses lately (although even one is too many)… PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU’RE ON THE ROAD!!!

  3. The driver of the truck should be fired and sent to jail for this no reason for this to happen especially when the bus was stopped and parked on the shoulder of the road

  4. Dump truck driver ,YOU NEED TO FIND A NEW CAREER , that does not involve driving ..
    Thank God there were no children in board and YOU didn’t kill …
    This should be a wake up call…

  5. Thank God there were no children on that bus!!!

    Clearly drugs/alcohol/medical emergency had something to do with this, whomever is at fault should lose their driving privileges..

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