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Posted at 4:33 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Buses collide in N.E. Washington

By Washington Post Editors

6:05 pm. Update: Officials said a sixth person, a school bus aide, was taken to a hospital for a check up after a school bus and a Metro bus collided at 17th Street and Benning Road Northeast.

No students were reported injured, authorities said. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

-- Clarence Williams

5:10 p.m. Update: D.C. Fire/EMS officials say there were actually six people -- all adults --transported to the hospital. None of the injuries were serious, they said.

4:57 p.m. Update: A Metro bus and a school bus collided Wednesday afternoon on a Northeast Washington street, sending five people to hospitals for check-ups authorities said.

The accident happened near the intersection of 17th Street and Benning Road about 4:20 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman.

Five Metro bus passengers complained of injuries and were taken to hospitals for evaluations, said Pete Piringer, a D.C. Fire and EMS department spokesman.

It was not immediately clear if any students were on the school bus, officials said.

-- Clarence Williams

4:45 p.m. Update: Officials say the accident actually involves a Metro bus and a school bus. D.C. police are investigating, authorities said.

Original post: A tour bus and a Metro bus have collided in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. Fire/EMS officials.

The accident occurred at 17th Street NE and Benning Road, officials said. Expect traffic delays in the area.

Emergency officials are evaluating passengers, and at least five want to be transported to the hospital, authorities said. However, officials added that none of the injuries appear serious.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 2, 2011; 4:33 PM ET
Categories:  District, Driving, Metro, Metrobus  
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