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Md. school bus crash at stoplight probed

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Photo - Children are led away from a school bus after the bus they were riding in was involved in a crash on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Walkersville, Md.    Capt. Tim Clarke says the children and all three drivers were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital after the crash just before 8:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 194 and Stauffer Road. He says all injuries are minor.  Clarke says the bus carrying 27 students was traveling north on the state highway when it was struck in the side by a vehicle traveling east on Stauffer Road.  He says the back end of the bus swerved across the center line and hit a vehicle traveling south on Route 194. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)
Children are led away from a school bus after the bus they were riding in was involved in a crash on Friday, March 14, 2014 in Walkersville, Md. Capt. Tim Clarke says the children and all three drivers were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital after the crash just before 8:30 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Route 194 and Stauffer Road. He says all injuries are minor. Clarke says the bus carrying 27 students was traveling north on the state highway when it was struck in the side by a vehicle traveling east on Stauffer Road. He says the back end of the bus swerved across the center line and hit a vehicle traveling south on Route 194. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)
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WALKERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating whether a school bus ran a red light before an accident near Walkersville that sent 11 children and three adults to the hospital to be checked for minor injuries.

The crash occurred Friday morning at the intersection of Route 194 and Stauffer Road.

Capt. Tim Clarke says the bus carrying 27 elementary students was northbound on 194 when it was struck just ahead of the rear wheels by an eastbound vehicle. The back end of the bus swerved across the center line and hit a vehicle traveling south.

Sgt. Michael Grunwell says it's likely that either the bus or the other vehicle ran a red light.

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