School Bus Carrying Student Slides Off Roadway in Potomac

No serious injuries were reported


A school bus slid off the roadway in Potomac on Tuesday morning and came to rest against a tree.

Via Pete Piringer's Twitter

Updated 12:45 p.m. Tuesday A school bus carrying one student slid off the roadway and ended up leaning against a tree in Potomac on Tuesday morning, according to police and fire and rescue officials.

The bus occupants—a driver, bus attendant and student—did not suffer serious injuries in the crash, which happened at about 8:45 a.m. in the 10500 block of Tulip Lane, Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner said. Authorities were working to stabilize the bus, so the student could disembark, said Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman.

Turner said that while the driver was trying to make a right turn, the bus hit a slippery patch in the road and slid into a ditch. The bus did not appear significantly damaged, Turner said.

He said the bus had been heading to Rockville High School.

Starks said he knew of two other minor school bus crashes from Tuesday morning. One happened near the intersection of Luvie Lane and River Road in Potomac, while the other was on Query Mill Road, Starks said.

Turner said he didn't know whether students were on those buses at the time of the crashes.

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