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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Six Metrobus passengers hurt in bulldozer accident

5:15 p.m. Update: Metro chief spokesman Dan Stessel said camera footage from the bus shows “the backhoe exiting the established work area driving over a safety cone while backing up at the time of impact.” He said the backhoe operator is being cited for unsafe operation by D.C. police.

Original post: Six Metrobus passengers were hurt in an accident with a bullzdozer Tuesday afternoon at North Capitol and M streets, Metro chief spokesman Dan Stessel said.

Stessel said the Route 80 bus was headed north to the Fort Totten station when it “came in contact with a backhoe.” The six passengers were being treated at the scene and transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are life-threatening, Stessel said. The most severe injury is a laceration to the arm, he said.

Emergency officials warned that drivers should expect delays in the area.

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Categories:  Metrobus | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Metrobus

 
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