WOODSBORO, Md. - Police credited the quick thinking of a Frederick County school bus driver for saving the lives of the students she was driving when a dump truck crashed into the bus Thursday morning on Md. 550 near Pine Tree Road.
All 17 of the Walkersville High and Middle school students on the bus were injured, one of them seriously, according to Maryland State Police
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Two Walkersville Middle School students were flown by helicopter to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Unit in Baltimore.
Kendra Dahack, 11, remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday night. Josh Denn, 13, was treated at Hopkins and released.
The other 15 students and the bus driver, Connie P. Poole, 36, of Woodsboro, were treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released.
State police said Poole saw the out-of-control dump truck careening toward the bus at around 7:15 a.m. and steered the bus to avoid a head-on collision.