3 Teens Seriously Hurt After Car Collides With School Bus

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ)—Three teens are seriously hurt after their car collides with a school bus in Howard County.

It happened Tuesday just after 2:35 p.m. at the intersection of Pebble Beach Drive and Route 40 in Ellicott City.

The teens, driving in a 2009 Honda CRV, were traveling eastbound on Route 40 when the vehicle made a left turn toward Pebble Beach Drive and struck a school bus traveling westbound on Route 40.

The driver of the Honda and right rear passenger Patrick Moore, 16, of Ellicott City, were transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. The right front passenger, Thomas Drago, 17, of Ellicott City, was transported by ambulance to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the school bus, Ann Marie Mullinix, 52, of Sykesville, and bus aide Ruth Mathis, 53, of West Friendship, were not injured.

There were no students on the bus at the time of the collision.

A preliminary investigation indicates the bus had a green light and the right of way.

The juvenile driver of the Honda is not being identified at this time due to the possibility of charges.

The investigation is ongoing.

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