77°Partly Cloudy

Mahnke Family Seeks Witnesses to Sept. 3 Metrobus Incident

by Borderstan.com September 24, 2009 at 11:09 am 1,360 3 Comments

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.”

The following message is from the brother of Amanda Mahnke who was hit by a Metrobus on the morning of September 3 at the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW.

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.

  • Mary Burgan

    This morning’s paper (WaPo, 9/25/09, p.B1/4) reports that the driver of the bus has finally been fired by Metro. This termination follows a string of violations, dating from 2003 and ending in the injury of Amanda Mahnke on Sept. 3. There must be a better way to keep dangerous bus drivers off the streets without denying them the right of an eventual hearing.

    • mattyillini

      Thanks, Mary!

  • Susannah Fox

    In case that email link doesn’t work:

    rpmahnke (at) gmail.com

    (Rob is a friend of mine.)


Subscribe to our mailing list