Traffic Alert: 15th & I sts NW Closed due to Bus Accident
UPDATE: A Metro bus number 36 traveling to Friendship Heights was in a collision with a truck at 15th and I Northwest at about 1:27 pm today. Four of the 15 passengers on the bus reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to local hospitals, according to Steven Taubenkibel, Metro spokesperson. An investigation is underway, with no known charges at this time, he said.
District officials have shut down 15th & I sts NW due to a WMATA bus crash. Drivers are advised to avoid the area as the Metro police investigation is still ongoing.
Both a truck and a WMATA bus were involved in the accident. It appears that the two vehicles collided as they were making a left hand turn from 15th st onto I st. The WMATA bus was traveling on the 36 route to Friendship Heights.
We are checking on official WMATA statements about the incident.
Photo Credit: Michael Bolden - Washington Post
This post has been updated.
December 10, 2009; 1:54 PM ET
Categories: Congestion , Metro , Safety
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