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UPDATE (November 22, 2016  12:43 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team has completed its investigation into the April 6 school bus crash in Parkton that sent 10 people, including the driver, to area hospitals.

The crash investigation indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side.

The bus driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was issued the following citations:

  • Failure to drive right of center lane
  • Failure to control speed to avoid a collision
  • Failure to reduce speed on curve
  • Negligent driving
  • Operating motor vehicle when not restrained by seat belt

Pessaro is schedule to appear in District Court on January 26, 2017 in connection with the charges.

UPDATE (April 7, 2016  9:42 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a school bus crash in Parkton yesterday that left 10 people injured. 

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side. 

There were at least 43 students and one driver on the bus. The driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Nine of the students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.     

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  9:31 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and nine students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  4:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and eight students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Original release (April 6, 2016  3:49 p.m.)

At 2:36 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of York Road and Bunker Hill Road for a crash involving a school bus. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Baltimore County School bus on its side.

There were 39 people on board the bus. The driver was transported to Sinai Trauma Center and five students were transported to other area hospitals. The rest of the students were taken to Hereford High School.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

The crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Original release (November 17, 2016  4:40 p.m.):

A man was injured in a Thursday afternoon crash in Parkville.

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that around 1:23 p.m., a man was crossing Old Harford Road from east to west in the area of Windsor Road. He was struck by an Oldsmobile that had been traveling south-bound. The Oldsmobile remained at the scene.

The man was transported by Maryland State Police Medivac helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

The crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Original release (November 7, 2016  2:46 p.m.):

A Sunday night crash in Middle River has left a pedestrian deceased.

The preliminary crash investigation has indicated that just before 9:30 p.m., a pedestrian was crossing Middle River Road from east to west in the area of Windlass drive. A 2011 Honda Accord that was on south-bound Middle River Road swerved in an attempt to avoid striking the pedestrian but the passenger side front of the vehicle did make contact.

The pedestrian was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died. He has been identified as 26-year-old Devon Corey Perkins of the 600 block of Lanoitan Road 21220.The crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.​

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016