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Officials: 13 Metrobus passengers, driver of car say they were injured in collision

Thirteen Metrobus passengers were injured Friday in the collision of their bus and another vehicle at North Capitol Street and Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington. The driver of the car was also hurt.

Metro officials said the bus was northbound on North Capitol Street, headed to Fort Totten, at the time of the collision. The crash occurred about 10 a.m., according to D.C. police, and also involved a white Acura.

Thirteen bus passengers and the driver of the car were transported to area hospitals for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Tim Wilson, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire department.

Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye said the bus was hit when the vehicle, which was westbound on Rhode Island Avenue, ran a red light.

Dan Stessel, Metro’s chief spokesman, said the incident is under investigation.

Roads in the area were briefly closed but all lanes were reported open shortly after noon.


Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.



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