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22 Injured After D.C. Fire Truck, Metro Bus Collide

22 Injured After D.C. Fire Truck, Metro Bus Collide

This D.C. fire truck was on its way to an accident when it collided with a Metro bus. (Hank Silverberg/WTOP Photo)

WTOP News

September 15, 2010

WASHINGTON – A D.C. fire engine crashed into a Metro bus in Northwest D.C. Wednesday, injuring 22 people – including four firefighters.

The fire truck was on its way to help a pedestrian who had been hit by a car on 13th Street and Madison Street, when it struck the Metro bus on 14th Street just after 10:15 a.m.

Eighteen people on the bus and four firefighters were taken to the hospital. None of the injuries is considered life-threatening, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says.

The pedestrian from the original accident has serious injuries and has been taken to the hospital.

Piringer says the truck had its lights and sirens on before the crash.

“It was not necessarily what I would call a high speed crash, but there is some minor damage to the Metro bus and the truck,” Piringer says.

One person who was on the Metro bus tells WTOP the accident happened very quickly.

The cause of the collision involving the fire truck and bus remains under investigation.

WTOP’s Hank Silverberg contributed to this report.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.) WASHINGTON – A D.C. fire engine crashed into a Metro bus in Northwest D.C. Wednesday, injuring 22 people – including four firefighters.

The fire truck was on its way to help a pedestrian who had been hit by a car on 13th Street and Madison Street, when it struck the Metro bus on 14th Street just after 10:15 a.m.

Eighteen people on the bus and four firefighters were taken to the hospital. None of the injuries is considered life-threatening, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says.

The pedestrian from the original accident has serious injuries and has been taken to the hospital.

Piringer says the truck had its lights and sirens on before the crash.

“It was not necessarily what I would call a high speed crash, but there is some minor damage to the Metro bus and the truck,” Piringer says.

One person who was on the Metro bus tells WTOP the accident happened very quickly.

The cause of the collision involving the fire truck and bus remains under investigation.

WTOP’s Hank Silverberg contributed to this report.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)


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