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Posted at 9:56 AM ET, 01/13/2011

3 adults hurt in D.C. school bus accident

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A school bus was involved in a crash in the 4700 block of South Dakota Avenue NE at 9 a.m., according to the D.C. Fire department.

Three adults were hurt, one with serious injuries. No children were on the bus.

By Allison Klein  | January 13, 2011; 9:56 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents  
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As soon as you learn of additional details, please post them.

As a homeowner in the adjacent neighborhood to the east of where this occurred (Michigan Park), I would not be surprised to learn that speed was a contributing factor. Vehicular speeding is a SIGNIFICANT problem on both South Dakota and Michigan Avenues. And DCPS school buses are among the offenders.

Worse yet, DDOT is an accessory to this problem by maintaining continuous green light cycles, which serve only to exacerbate speed.

MPD has been highly responsive to our unceasing community pressure, with periodic mobile speed enforcement. As soon as the mobile units leave, however, speeds ramp back up.

Let's hope that the pending redevelopment for that end of South Dakota will eliminate the 'expressway'-like quality of the street, slow traffic and enhance pedestrian safety.

Posted by: TominMichiganParkDC | January 13, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Hey headline writer, are you sure it was an 'accident'? Not the non-judgmental 'crash,' as Ms. Klein correctly calls it?

Posted by: TheBoreaucrat | January 13, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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