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Metro bus driver in accident on leave

4:45 p.m. Update: Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato said the bus driver was taken for routine drug and alcohol testing. The driver, who has worked for Metro since 2003, is on leave while Metro investigates the incident, she said.

-- Ann Scott Tyson

Original post: A Metro bus struck a pedestrian Tuesday night in Southeast Washington, a Metro spokeswoman said.

A bus on the W-2 route "made contact" with a man at Alabama Avenue and Irving Street about 8:45 p.m, Metro spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said.

The extent of the man's injuries was not immediately clear. Farbstein said the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

-- Martin Weil

By Michael Bolden  |  April 14, 2010; 5:50 PM ET
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What exactly does ""made contact" with a man" mean? Was he standing too close to the curb? Did he walk into the side of the bus? Was he crossing the street or just standing in the middle of it?

It seems like a few follow-up questions should have been asked.

Posted by: ceebee2 | April 14, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Just be glad they didn't say "placed himself in the path of a bus"

Posted by: jiji1 | April 14, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Actually, that would have been more descriptive, if that is what happened...

Posted by: ceebee2 | April 15, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

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