staff and news service reports
updated 11/23/2011 4:27:08 AM ET 2011-11-23T09:27:08

Authorities say 20 people were injured after an accident in southern Maryland involving a school bus full of students, a car and a pick-up truck whose driver has been charged with driving under the influence.

Maryland State Police say the accident happened Tuesday night when the bus carrying students from Great Mills High School, was returning from a girls' basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va.

Seventeen occupants of the bus — the driver, another adult and 15 students — were taken by ambulance to the hospital. All were released. Two occupants of the car, including a 13-year-old girl, were also hospitalized.

The pick-up truck driver, John Patrick Kravats, 45, of Mechanicsville, was treated for minor injuries and arrested on a DUI charge.

A report on local news site The Baynet said the school bus left the road and crashed into a heavily wooded area after the collision. It showed images, which could not immediately be verified, of the bus lodged between trees at the scene of the accident.

It reported that the bus collided with the car after the car had been hit by the pick-up truck.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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