Two people were injured after their SUV was struck from behind by a motor coach carrying the Georgetown University men’s basketball team Feb. 6.
The bus was traveling north on I-95 from Washington D.C., home of Georgetown University, to Philadelphia ahead of a Feb. 7 game against the Villanova Wildcats when the collision occurred just after 2:30 p.m.
“The accident involved another vehicle and occurred on I-95 North outside of Baltimore,” a Georgetown team spokesman said in a statement. “There were no major injuries to members of the team. The company provided another bus for the team to continue its trip.”
“The preliminary investigation by Maryland State Police indicates both the Lexus SUV and bus were northbound in lane four of the interstate when, for reasons unknown at this time, the bus struck the rear of the SUV,” the Maryland State Police said in a statement. “The SUV traveled off the right side of the highway and overturned. Both occupants of the Lexus reportedly exited the vehicle on their own. The bus pulled off the interstate to the right shoulder following the collision.”
Authorities said that the occupants of the Lexus SUV were a 49-yearold woman and her 17-year-old son. Both were taken to Harbor Hospital in Baltimore for treatment
The Maryland State Police has not yet determined why the bus crashed into the SUV. The accident remains under investigation. Police said that no charges have been filed.