Five pedestrians died in four Metrobus accidents since June 2006 — four of the deaths occurred in the past two months. A look at what happened in each incident:
1 JUNE 8, 2006 | 10:59 p.m.
Emily Fenichel was walking, in the crosswalk, across Wisconsin Avenue at Jenifer Street NW. She was struck by a bus that was making a right turn onto Wisconsin. No passengers were onboard. Response: Operator was terminated.
2 JAN. 16, 2007 | 10:25 p.m.
Carla Gonzalez was killed by a Metrobus making a left turn onto Park Road NW. Five passengers were on the bus at the time of the incident. No one onboard was injured. Response: Operator was placed on routine leave pending standard drug and alcohol analysis. He was eventually terminated.
3 FEB. 14, 2007 | 6:39 p.m.
A Metrobus operator was making a left turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Two pedestrians, Sally McGhee and Martha Schoenborn, had the "walk" sign and had crossed five of the nine lanes of traffic. They were in the crosswalk when they were hit. Response: The driver was placed on unpaid administrative leave pending a D.C. police investigation. He has been arraigned and charged with two counts of negligent homicide.
4 FEB. 17, 2007 | 11:10 p.m.
Angel C. Walters had packages in her arms and was exiting the rear driver's side of a vehicle. She was struck by a Metrobus headed northeast on Congress Street SE. No passengers were onboard. Response: Operator was put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of routine tests.
SOURCES: WMATA, D.C. police, staff reports