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Metro Bus Accident Injures Twelve

Posted on December 19, 2011 to

Roger Johnson

An eyewitness described the accident scene as, “chaos,” when a Metro bus collided with two other vehicles last Monday and injured 12 people, according to a report at wusa9.com. The two other vehicles involved in the bus crash were an SUV and a DC Department of Public Works garbage truck.

Around noon, at the intersection of Florida Avenue and 13th Street Northeast, the garbage truck struck the SUV, causing the SUV to slam into the bus. Emergency responders hauled victims out of the bus on stretchers for transport to area hospitals. Rescue workers used the city’s Mass Casualty Transport Bus to take the victims to the hospital. One bus passenger commented that he was shaken up, but is feeling better. Police shutdown the intersection for two hours after the accident.

Nine bus passengers suffered injuries as well as two people in the SUV, and one person suffered injuries in the garbage truck. According to officials, none of the injuries is life threatening. Investigators are still trying to determine the exact cause of the multi-vehicle accident.

Have you ever been a passenger on a bus involved in an accident?

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