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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/23/2010

Ten people injured in bus accident

By Washington Post editors

Ten people were injured Tuesday morning following an accident between a car and a Metro bus, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS.

The accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of Elvans Road Southeast. Several people -- nine from the Metro bus and one from a car -- were transported to a hospital with neck and back injuries. None of the injuries were believed to be life threatening.

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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Comments

Here comes the Metro lottery.

Posted by: jckdoors | February 23, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I hope Metro gets it together. But to be fair to Metro, people do drive crazy trying to avoid getting "stuck" behind a Metrobus. I would rather be stuck behind a Metrobus, than struck by a Metrobus.

Posted by: brandip_77 | February 23, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Affirmative action at it's finest! If you keep hiring because of color and not because of skillset, these types of problems will continue.

Posted by: tmi1 | February 23, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Cha-ching.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | February 23, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Affirmative Action at its finest?...really? tmi1, please expand your racist conservative mind for a second...I believe it would be more accurate to define Metro's hiring practices, along with the majority of DC government's hiring practices, as a system of NEPOTISM...and not Affirmative Action. Your comment is almost beneath me to even comment...but I always like to educate those who are not as fortunate to have had the educational opportunities Affirmative Action has afforded me as a Black Man. You know, this country is so equal now since affirmative action entered the game right?...and we blacks have taken so many jobs away from qualified whites right? Please, this argument and viewpoint is such low level conservative banter...So 400 years of slavery...and Jim Crow segregation were all just wiped out overnight and the entire playing field made equal between whites and blacks with affirmative action? It is hard to believe that there are still opponents of affirmative action out there these days that use it as an argument to explain a Metro accident where people were injured. Amazing.

Posted by: fedupwithbs | February 23, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

tmi1

Are you suggesting "color" and skillset are mutually exclusive entities?! Wow, even in 2010 . . .

Posted by: Is_this_thing_on | February 23, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Or should I have said, "still" in 2010 . . .

Posted by: Is_this_thing_on | February 23, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Color and skillset are definitely separate and mutually exclusive...only in the mind of a racist are they not.

Posted by: fedupwithbs | February 23, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

oh irony...a Metro accident occurs while the NTSB is holding a hearing on Metro safety...

Posted by: bmp246 | February 23, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Affirmative action at it's finest! If you keep hiring because of color and not because of skillset, these types of problems will continue.

Posted by: tmi1

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How do you know the driver wasn't white you moron! I've seen your racist comments in here before. We're talking about driving a bus . . . almost any fool can get a drivers license; I'm sure you have one!

Take your white sheet and go back to Virginia! You D-Bag!

Posted by: TheChampishere | February 23, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Affirmative action at it's finest! If you keep hiring because of color and not because of skillset, these types of problems will continue.

Posted by: tmi1

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p.s.

Hopefully, you'll die soon and we won't have to be bothered with your racist "conservative" rants!

Posted by: TheChampishere | February 23, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, tmi1 is an idiot.

There's nothing in the article that implies the color of the driver of the bus is an affirmative action hiree or at fault.

So, you drew these conclusions based on your prejudice - which I'm not doing when I call you a moron.

The bus drivers I've experienced are far better drivers than anyone as dumb as you could possibly be.

Posted by: bflorhodes | February 23, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

TMI1...why let your ignorance show? color has nothing to do with it...you need a reality check, jerk!

Posted by: veholland | February 23, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Neck & back injuries in a low speed crash? Sounds like a good movie story line.

Posted by: TooManyPeople | February 23, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, you'll die soon and we won't have to be bothered with your racist "conservative" rants!
Posted by: TheChampishere | February 23, 2010 12:38 PM
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I don't agree with tmi1"s comments, but wishing him/her death? Really uncalled for.

Posted by: dchick | February 23, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Please don't feed the (tmi1) troll.

Posted by: washpost18 | February 23, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Who knew public transportation was such a killer.

Posted by: ADNova | February 23, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

The racist comments need to be removed, but the death wish is the bottom of the pit, get a grip, use the "report abuse" link, or say nothing if that's the best you can come up with. People making the racist comments are keeping racism alive, while the rest of us, don't see any color.

Posted by: citigreg | February 23, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

If the injuries weren't life-threatening, they shouldn't have been taken to the hospital. If you aren't about to die, you should not be allowed into a hospital. Suck it up, soak in a hot tub, and move on!

People who ride Metro buses are chumps.

Posted by: FridayKnight | February 23, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

This occured at 9:30 and no details available yet? Which driver was at fault? Did the WAPO staff go home early today?

Posted by: blackforestcherry | February 23, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, you'll die soon and we won't have to be bothered with your racist "conservative" rants!
Posted by: TheChampishere | February 23, 2010 12:38 PM
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I don't agree with tmi1"s comments, but wishing him/her death? Really uncalled for.

Posted by: dchick

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Completely called for. That racist D-Bag TMI1 is always in here racistly commenting on every article in which there is a hint that the story could be about a person who is black.

"F" him . . . and good riddance!

Posted by: TheChampishere | February 23, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

The racist comments need to be removed, but the death wish is the bottom of the pit, get a grip, use the "report abuse" link, or say nothing if that's the best you can come up with. People making the racist comments are keeping racism alive, while the rest of us, don't see any color.

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I beg to differ. That D-Bag TMI1 is always in here with racist opinions on every article in which there is a hint that the subject is black. He's been reported before and the Post does nothing.

"F" him and his entirely family!

Posted by: TheChampishere | February 23, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow - I didn't realize so many blacks could read, let alone drive a bus.

Posted by: Broked | February 23, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

FridayKnight: Um...so, if they had broken bones, which are not always life threatening, are they still supposed to suck it up? That's a pretty ignorant comment...almost on par with tmi1's.

Still, it would be nice to know a bit more...I'm not sure where the location is, or who's fault it was, or if there was any preventative measures taken. Lots more to find out!

Posted by: akchild | February 23, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

tmi1, but a jigger is good enough to take your order at Mikey D's, aren't they? Or do you avoid businesses with a diverse workforce? You are proof that you don't need a skillset to post on these blogs you ignorant piece of pointy hat crap.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | February 23, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Take your white sheet and go back to Virginia! You D-Bag!

Posted by: TheChampishere
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hey hey hey lets keep Virginia out of this....

Posted by: spaganya | February 23, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

"Um...so, if they had broken bones, which are not always life threatening, are they still supposed to suck it up?"
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Absolutely. People break bones every day. Deal with it.

Posted by: FridayKnight | February 23, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Get to the story about a BLACK METROBUS driver driving a 50 series bus south on 14th street, texting & driving (against FEDERAL & METRO regulations).

She got what was comming to her.

As much as was publised last summer, about front line METRO workers driving & texting, evidently she didn't think those rules applied to her! Good riddance!!

Posted by: Robbnitafl | February 23, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

i'd hate to point out the obvious...

but even based on that narrow view of affirmative action...

in DC...

that means HIRING WHITE PEOPLE.

Posted by: NoganGrape | February 23, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

What a stupid, racist comment Broked. Your parents must be so proud.

Posted by: ctree | February 23, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

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