Fourteen Injured in Northwest D.C. Metrobus Accident

By Peter DePaolis

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On October 18, fourteen people were injured after a Metrobus and a car collided in northwest Washington, according to NBC News 4.

The bus was traveling northbound on North Capitol Street NW when it struck a car going eastbound on Rhode Island Avenue NW. Metro stated that the driver of the car ran the red light, causing the accident; however, a passenger on the bus told NBC News 4 that the driver of the bus ran a red light, causing the accident.

Thirteen passengers on the bus and the driver of the car were taken to the hospital for their injuries. No charges have been filed at this time.

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Metrobus

Transportation accidents like this are very common, yet often preventable. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrobus service provides city transportation to numerous residents of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.. Due to the amount of traffic in the DC Metro area, bus accidents are more common than Metro derailments and accidents.

Injured Using the Metro? Our Washington, D.C. Injury Attorneys Can Help!

If you are injured in an accident on a Metrobus or on the Metro rapid transit, the WMATA can be held liable. However, the WMATA is self-regulating and can conduct its own investigations regarding public transit accidents in the DC Metro area. Accordingly, it is very important that you retain a Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia injury attorney to assist you if you have been injured in a WMATA accident.

Contact our Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia injury attorneys today at (202) 659-5500 so we can assist you in pursuing your claim. Our skilled attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your accident.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.