A school bus accident on Bryantown Road Thursday afternoon sent three occupants to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson, the driver of a Dodge Neon was making a U-turn in the area of Bryantown Road and Hunter Hill Place Thursday when it failed to yield to a school bus traveling north on Bryantown Road and was struck.
The collision caused the bus to leave the road onto an embankment, where it overturned onto its side, Richardson said.
The accident was reported at 3:24 p.m. Thursday, according to police.
According to Charles County Public Schools spokeswoman Katie O'Malley-Simpson, the bus was traveling a route from Benjamin Stoddert Middle School and was occupied by the bus driver, an attendant and one student.
The Neon was occupied by a driver, a 19-year-old female from Brandywine and a 20-year-old passenger from Waldorf, both of whom denied medical treatment, according to police.
The occupants of the bus, the driver, the attendant and the student, identified as a 13-year-old female with special needs, were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to police.
Richardson said the traffic operations unit is conducting an investigation and charges are pending the outcome.