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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Stolen car crashes into Metro bus

Three occupants of a stolen car were arrested Friday morning after the driver evaded Prince George’s County police and crashed into a car and Metro bus in the District, according to authorities.

At least three people — two of the suspects and the driver of the car that was struck — were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment. Police said none of the injuries were serious.

Cpl. Maria McKinney, a spokeswoman for the Prince George’s police, said an officer spotted the car, a Nissan Maxima, shortly after 9 a.m. at Neptune Avenue and Aubrey Lane in Oxon Hill.

McKinney said the car had been stolen Friday from Landover and its occupants were suspected in a string of car break-ins in Hyattsville.

The officer turned on his lights and siren, but the driver sped away, McKinney said, with the officer losing sight of the vehicle. She said the officer did not pursue.

A few blocks away, another officer spotted the car and tried to catch up, but he too lost sight of the car. About a mile from the initial sighting, at Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road in the District, McKinney said the Nissan’s driver hit a car and then struck the Metro bus.

The driver of the car that was hit was among those injured, McKinney said. There were conflicting reports about whether a bus passenger also was hurt.

Charges are pending against the three suspects in the Nissan.

By  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/28/2012

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