Eight injured on Metro bus during hit-and-run accident in Southeast Washington

February 3

A pick-up truck rear-ended a Metrobus Monday night and then sped away from the scene in Southeast Washington, where eight people reported injuries, Metro officials said.

The Metrobus, on a number 32 route, had stopped at a bus stop near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Minnesota avenues SE. It was there that a pick-up truck struck the rear of the bus about 8:15 p.m., said Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman.

Eight passengers complained of injuries, though none were visible or life threatening. Those passengers were taken hospitals, Stessel said.

The truck then left the scene, he said. The bus sustained no damage, Stessel said.

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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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