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Posted at 3:40 PM ET, 08/10/2010

Metrobus involved in possible hit-and-run?

By Washington Post editors

Police and Metro are investigating an apparent hit and run accident that happened in Ballston this afternoon, reports

The three occupants of the car that was hit and another witness told police that a Metrobus rear-ended a car at the intersection of Fairfax Drive and Glebe Road, then fled the scene by making an illegal right turn from the main travel lanes of Fairfax onto Glebe.

A Metro supervisor showed up about an hour after the accident. A Metro spokesperson says the transit agency is investigating the incident.

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By Washington Post editors  | August 10, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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I'd be willing to bet that nobody is shocked about this. I'm sure that the union will see to it that the driver keeps his/her job.

Posted by: VAtrailerTrash | August 10, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey, at least the driver didn't kill anyone this time, that is a step in the right direction, right? Right?

Posted by: Axel2 | August 10, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Trailer is funny like his momma.

Posted by: RogerRamjet2 | August 10, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

There are way too many bus drivers who drive with reckless abandon. Many don't even look when pulling into traffic from a stop and just take the "I am bigger than you so you will stop" approach.

Posted by: dtysko | August 10, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

These metrobus drivers are another animal. I have had SO SO SO many close calls with them. They got to be high or vision impaired. I just can't see it any other way.

Posted by: FiatBooks | August 11, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

A Metrobus cannot possible make an illegal turn. Such laws do not apply to Metrobuses. Right turn from travel lanes, left turn from travel lanes, left turn on red, blocking the box. Such things are the Metro bus driver's most basic human rights.

Posted by: jiji1 | August 11, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

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