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Posted at 1:20 PM ET, 04/30/2010

2 bus drivers hurt in Tidal Basin crash

By Washington Post editors

Update, 1:20 p.m.:

Peter Piringer says a tour bus collided head on with a second bus that was parked or stationary.

Neither bus had any passengers, but both drivers were severely injured. One was pinned for about 45 minutes in his bus before rescue crews got to him.

Original Post:
DC Fire officials say that two buses collided in Ohio Drive SW near the Tidal Basin and the mall. The drivers are injured, the fire and EMS officials said.

One of the drivers was pinned inside the bus, but has now been freed and taken by a U. S. Park Police helicopter to the hospital, according to DC Fire/EMS.

Ohio Drive remains closed. Be prepared for delays in the area.

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At top, the crash site on Ohio Drive SW. (Mark Abramson/Post)

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By Washington Post editors  | April 30, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
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So which is it?

Sentence No. 1: Neither bus had any passengers.

Sentence No. 2: the passengers were able to get off the buses on their own.

Posted by: whocares6 | April 30, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Dear whocares6,

It seems to me that the "Update, 1:20 p.m." probably trumps the "Original Post."

Perhaps we could ask the Post's Ombudsperson to weigh in on this.

Posted by: flotsam3 | April 30, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

WaPo should change its name to ComPost.

Posted by: OhBrother67 | April 30, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

That is a horrible headline. Sounds like fun and games instead of serious injuries. Are there any controls there these days? Catchy headlines are not everything.

Posted by: Formerreporter1 | April 30, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Many of the tour bus operators don't know how to drive in city traffic, I can't count the times they've blocked crosswalks.

Posted by: kenk3 | April 30, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

A few years ago I heard that the webmasters in Rosslyn wrote the headlines based on copy from the newsroom. I thought both were coming from the newsroom now but maybe not.

Posted by: HoosierFavoriteCommenter | April 30, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

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