A school bus was involved in a collision with five other cars, and it crashed into a tree in the Wheaton-Glenmont area. Credit: David Pazos, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service

This story, originally published at 12:16 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2023, was updated at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2023, to add information about a second collision. 

An MCPS school bus, with 30 students on board, was involved in a collision with a car in the Gaithersburg area on Thursday afternoon, according to David Pazos, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) acting public information officer. 

MCFRS personnel were dispatched around 3:47 p.m. to respond to the collision at Miller Fall and Muncaster Mill roads, according to MCFRS. 

None of the students were injured, and they were transferred to another MCPS bus for the rest of their ride home from school, Pazos said.  

Two occupants of the car and the bus driver were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Pazos. 

Earlier Thursday, another MCPS school bus, with no students on it, was one of six vehicles involved in a collision in the Wheaton-Glenmont area, according to a social media post by MCFRS

MCFRS said they were dispatched at 8:18 a.m. to the intersection of Randolph Road and Glenallan Avenue for a vehicle accident. The intersection is less than half a mile from the Glenallan Elementary School at 12520 Heurich Road. 

Photos from MCFRS show the front left corner of the bus crashed into a tree, shattering the windshield and exposing the interior of the bus. Pieces of the bus were scattered across the ground. 


Three women were transported to the hospital with non-threatening injuries, Montgomery County Police told MoCo360 in an email. 

Pazos told MoCo360 that one of the patients was the bus driver. 

Police also arrived at the scene to assist, MCFRS said. 


This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.