18 hurt as city bus collides with passenger vehicle

At least 18 people were reported injured Wednesday after a passenger vehicle collided with a Maryland Transit Administration bus in West Baltimore, the MTA reported. The crash put the two-day total of reported injuries in MTA accidents at 30.

MTA spokesman John Wesley said a vehicle carrying three people ran a stop sign at Edmondson Avenue and Chapelgate Road at about 2:35 p.m. and hit an MTA bus on the No. 40 route.

Fifteen people on the bus reported injuries and were taken to a local hospital, while the driver and two other passengers were transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Wesley said. One of those taken to Shock Trauma was ejected from the car, he added.

The crash was the MTA's second with multiple injuries in two days. On Tuesday, Wesley said, an MTA bus on the No. 23 route struck the rear end of a vehicle at West Franklin and Stricker streets, pushing it into a city truck.

Wesley said 10 MTA passengers, the bus operator and the driver of the passenger vehicle were taken to local hospitals.

Michael.dresser@baltsun.com

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