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DC Metrobus Sent Careening Off Street After Car Slams Into Its Side

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A Metrobus crashed in northwest Washington, D.C., Monday morning after a vehicle struck the accordion of the bus, sending it careening off the road.

The accident happened at roughly 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of 16th and Underwood streets in Brightwood. A car slammed into the accordion portion of the bus that attaches two bus cars, sending it up a curb and over a brick ledge before crashing into a tree. There were 12 riders on the bus at the time of the accident, but officials with the Metropolitan Police Department said there were no injuries, reports WUSA9.

The accident caused rush hour delays as emergency crews investigated the scene and worked to clear the bus from the roadway.

The incident comes less than a week after another accident involving a vehicle and Metrobus. Emergency crews responded to a fatal vehicle collision with a Metrobus Wednesday afternoon that killed one person and injured nine others.

Authorities said a 2010 Nissan Altima smashed into the back of a stopped Metrobus near the intersection of Naylor Road and 2800 Alabama Avenue in southeast D.C. Officials with the D.C. Fire and EMS Department pronounced the driver dead at the scene, suffering massive blunt force trauma injuries. Emergency crews had to extract the passenger, who remained trapped in the vehicle after the collision.

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