Charges Filed In Collision With Head Start Bus

None of the children on the board the bus was hurt.


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) – Police in Hagerstown say none of the students aboard a Head Start bus was hurt when a car ran a red light and hit the bus in the right front fender.

Spokeswoman Heather Aleshire says the driver of the car, a Nissan Sentra, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the crash shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday a few blocks east of the city center.

Aleshire says the car driver is 47-year-old Nora Fitzgerald of Hagerstown. She says Fitzgerald has been charged with failing to stop at a red signal and failing to control her speed to avoid a collision.

Paul Pittman of Head Start of Washington County says there were 14 children on the bus. He credits their lack of injuries to the seatbelts they wore.


By The Associated Press