Metro bus involved in crash

Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon involving a Metro bus in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington.

D.C. police responded to the report of an accident at 14th and Clifton streets about 4:15 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. Medics evaluated eight people at the scene, including a child, and took those people to a hospital with minor injuries, said Pete Piringer, a fire department spokesman.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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