Police in Maryland believe that excessive speed likely contributed to an accident on the afternoon of March 9 in Anne Arundel County that claimed the life of a 22-year-old man and left his 24-year-old passenger seriously injured. The collision, which involved a Maryland Transit Administration bus and a Chevrolet sedan, took place at about 4:15 p.m. near Chestnut Hill Cove.
Police reports indicate that the bus was attempting to make a left turn from Fort Smallwood Road onto Energy Parkway when it was struck on the passenger side by a southbound sedan. The car struck the bus with sufficient force to push it onto the center median according to police officers at the scene. The bus was not carrying any passengers at the time, and the 30-year-old man behind the wheel escaped the accident without injury.