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)

An 86-year-old Harford County woman who was injured in a collision between a car and a school bus in Abingdon on Feb. 7 has died, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported Friday evening.

Monica Worrell, the sheriff's office spokesperson, said she had been notified of the death of Marguerite Gude, of Joppa, but did not have any details about the date, place or cause of death.

Ms. Gude was a passenger in a 2002 Ford Focus driven by her son, Earl Justus Gude Jr., 60, of the same Joppa address, when it collided with a Harford County school bus on Route 7 near Mill Road in Abingdon around 8:47 a.m. on Feb. 7.

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


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According to the original report from the sheriff's office, the Focus was traveling east when it crossed the center line and hit the school bus head on. No students were on the bus.

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. Earl Gude declined medical treatment at the scene.

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