Police Investigate Collision Involving Ride On Busl
DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
MEDIA SERVICES DIVISION
2350 RESEARCH BOULEVARD ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850-3294
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
August 20, 2012
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Media Services Division, 240-773-5030
Today, at approximately 10:49 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the area of Stateside Drive and Avenel Road in Silver Spring for a report of a Ride On bus into a residence.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the Ride On bus was traveling eastbound on Stateside Drive and was attempting to make a right-hand turn on to Avenel Road. For reasons still under investigation, the Ride On bus left the roadway and traveled into the yard of 9407 Avenel Road. The Ride On bus then continued into the adjacent yard and struck an unoccupied taxi in the driveway of 9405 Avenel Road. The taxi was pushed from the driveway into the yard, and the Ride On bus continued on striking the front porch and the front door of the residence at 9405 Avenel Road.
The home was occupied by two residents at the time of the collision but no one was injured. Several of the passengers on the Ride On bus to include the male bus driver suffered from reported minor injuries. At this time, the collision investigation is ongoing in conjunction with Fire/Rescue and Ride On.
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