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Metro bus, fire truck collide

12:45 p.m. Update: The pedestrian who was originally struck by a vehicle at 13th and Madison streets in Northwest Washington was an adult female, who was transported to a local trauma center, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to D.C. Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer.

A total of 22 people were transported to the hospital from the scene of the bus and fire truck accident at 14th and Madison, he said. He described the injuries as minor, mostly neck and back injuries.

There was moderate damage to the fire truck and the bus, Piringer said, although the fire truck was driven away from the scene. The bus may have to be towed, he said.

12:30 p.m. Update: 25 people were evaluated by emergency personnel, including 18 17 passengers, the bus driver and four firefighters, according to Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer. Three people refused transport to the hospital, he said.

11:40 a.m. Update: We're checking on the condition of the pedestrian.

11:25 a.m. Update: Fifteen Metro bus passengers were injured on Wednesday morning when a DC fire truck struck a bus at the corner of 14th and Madison Streets NW, transit officials said.

The fire truck hit the right front wheel well of the Route 52 bus at about 10:30 a.m. as the bus was headed to L'Enfant Plaza, according to Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff.

He said none of the injuries appear to be serious, and the bus operator will undergo drug and alcohol testing, which is standard in such situations.

10:55 a.m. Update: Emergency officials say about four firefighters are being transported to the hospital for evaluation.

According to spokesman Pete Piringer, the accident occurred as fire officials were responding to the report of a pedestrian being struck at 13th and Madison. The fire engine from a nearby station collided with a Metro bus at 14th and Madison, he said. Expect traffic issues.

10:45 a.m. Update: Officials say none of the injuries appear to be serious.

10:40 a.m. Update: D.C. Fire/EMS reports that the accident involves a Metro bus and a fire engine. Twelve people are being evaulated.

Original post: D.C. Fire/EMS officials are reporting a Metro bus accident with 12 injuries at 14th Street and Madison Street NW.

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By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 10:24 AM ET
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Comments

Doesn't DCFD know that Metro buses have the right of way downtown? Pedestrians do! Of course several of us were mowed down before we figured it out, but Metro told us those were simply teachable moments.

Posted by: catsrtasty | September 15, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Was the bus driver taking his free left on red?

Posted by: jiji1 | September 16, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

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