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Posted at 3:27 PM ET, 05/ 6/2010

Metro bus accident in NW D.C.

By Washington Post editors

3:55 p.m. Update:

A route 79 Georgia Avenue express Metro bus collided with an automobile at Seventh and M streets NW at about 2:35 p.m. Thursday, according to Metro spokesman Steve Taubenkibel.

Three bus passengers and the automobile driver reported injuries, Taubenkibel said, but the injuries "all appear to be non-life threatening."

Preliminary information suggests the automobile may have run a red light, Taubenkibel said.

-- Robert Thomson

Earlier post:

D.C. Fire and EMS are reporting that there has been an accident involving a Metro bus and a car at 7th and M streets Northwest.

Several injuries have been reported, but none are believed serious.

Stay with the Post for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2010; 3:27 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation  
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Not surprising at all. DDOT and Metro have tried to improve this route with "bus only" lanes on the lower part of 7th, but there is zero enforcement of traffic rules through this whole area. until they back up the signs with some enforcement of the rules, there will continue to collisions and backed up traffic in this and many other areas of the city. Just wait until they open the bike lanes on PA Ave and you'll be able to have a daily body count worthy of a war zone.

Posted by: blankspace | May 6, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

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