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D.C. Bus Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured


wrongful death

A woman is dead and four others are injured following a collision between a Metrobus and a passenger vehicle.

Details of the D.C. Metro Bus Accident

According to NBC4 TV, the accident occurred around 2:35 pm Thursday when a car crashed into the back of a Metrobus stopped on Naylor Road. The driver of the car, Debra Finley, 57, was fatally injured.

A passenger in the car along with the bus driver and two bus passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 17 passengers were on the bus when the collision occurred.

Additional details concerning the types and severity of injuries suffered were not immediately available, and the crash remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
  • The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
  • From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.

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