LANHAM, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Five DuVal High School students were involved in a serious crash in Lanham Tuesday morning before noon, Prince George's County Police said in an early evening press conference.
PGPD police chief Hank Stawinski says at 11:52 a.m. the five students were in a vehicle on Good Luck Road traveling back toward the high school when another vehicle exited from an adjacent driveway and struck the vehicle with the students inside, causing it to spin and hit another oncoming car head-on.
Stawinski says three of the students, who were not wearing seatbelts and sitting in the backseat at the time of the crash, were seriously injured and immediately transported to a local hospital. He says at this time, the students are expected to survive. The driver and the front seat passenger were not seriously injured in the crash.
The two people involved in the head-on collision were also transported to a local hospital following the crash, Stawinski says. They received minor injuries.
Stawinski says the individuals in the striking vehicle were not seriously injured in the crash.
Interim Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson says school staff met with the three injured students at the hospital following the crash, they sent a letter to parents informing them of the crash and they provided counselors for the staff at students at DuVal High.
"I want to extend our heartfelt prayers to all of the families involved in the accident," said Goldson.