Bus Backs Into Building in Georgetown

By Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, April 18, 2007; 2:26 PM

A D.C. Circulator bus backed into a four-story office building in Georgetown this morning, slamming through a brick wall and stopping about 10 feet inside the structure, according to the D.C. Fire department.

A woman inside the building was wounded by falling debris, but her injuries are not considered life-threatening, said Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter.

The building was evacuated.

The crash happened at about 10:45 a.m. in the 3300 block of Whitehaven Street NW when the bus collided with a minivan, then backed into the building.

Etter said the building, which is operated by Georgetown University but is not on the school's campus, appears to be structurally sound.

"There is no evidence of imminent structural collapse," Etter said.

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