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Dozens of Barack Obama Elementary School students were onboard a school bus when it was struck by a pick-up truck Nov. 14, but only one was injured.

Mark Brady, a spokesman for the county’s fire/EMS department, said the 32 students on the bus were coming from the Upper Marlboro school at about 3 p.m. when a pick-up truck collided into the back of the school bus.

The driver of the pick-up truck, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, was transported to a trauma center for nonlife-threatening injuries from the incident that occurred on Md. 301 prior to Marlboro Pike, Brady said. It is currently unknown if the driver will be facing any charges.

The driver of the school bus was also transported to an area hospital for an evaluation and one student with a knee injury also was transported.

Briant Coleman, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County school system, said the remaining students were evaluated on scene before a replacement school bus arrived and drove some students to their homes. Other students were picked up by their parents from the scene, Coleman said.

djgross@gazette.net