Abingdon bus accident

An 86-year-old woman who was a passenger in a Ford Focus had to be extricated from the vehicle after it collided with a school bus on Route 7 in Abingdon Tuesday morning. There were no students on the bus, and police said the bus driver suffered minor injuries. The woman was airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. (Matt Button | Aegis staff, Homestead Publishing / February 7, 2012)

One person was trapped in a vehicle after an accident involving a car and school bus in Abingdon early Tuesday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

At approximately 8:47 a.m. on Route 7 near Mill Road, a 2002 Ford Focus traveling east crossed the center line and hit a school bus head on, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Monica Worrell. No students were on the school bus, she added.

The bus driver, Terrese R. Diarisso, of Edgewood, suffered minor injuries and was transported by Abingdon Fire Company ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.

The Ford Focus, was driven by Earl Justus Gude Jr., 60, of Joppa. His mother, Marguerite D. Gude, 86, of the same address, was a passenger.


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Earl Gude declined medical treatment at the scene, Worrell said.

Marguerite Gude had to be extricated from the vehicle by members of the Abingdon Fire Company, Worrell said. She was then flown by Maryland State Police Trooper 1 to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with serious injuries.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, Marguerite Gude was listed in critical but stable condition, Worrell said.

No citations have been issued and charges are pending based on review by the Harford County State's Attorney's Office, she added.

Traffic was detoured on Route 7 from Route 136 to Abingdon Road. Route 7 was reopened to traffic shortly before 11:30, Worrell said. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

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