UPDATE from Metro: “A Metrobus operator who struck a pedestrian on September 3 at Florida Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, NW, was terminated from her position as a bus operator on September 21. She was dismissed for failing to follow standard operating procedures. The operator was placed on paid administrative leave following the accident, which is standard procedure. She had been a Metrobus operator since August 2000.”
My name is Robert Mahnke, and I am the brother of Amanda Mahnke. She was jogging at the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW on the morning of September 3 when she was hit by a Metrobus. Amanda suffered serious injuries, but she is healing and we are hopeful that she can continue to recover.
I am very grateful to those people who came to my sister’s aid that morning, and I would like to talk to anyone who was there. If you were there, or know someone who was, and can help me find out what happened, please e-mail me.