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UPDATED: Bus Driver Has ‘Medical Emergency,’ Crashes Downtown

by Borderstan.com August 9, 2016 at 9:50 am 0

(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) A Metrobus driver had an unspecified “medical emergency” before crashing the vehicle downtown this morning, according to a preliminary report from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The bus wound up on part of a median near 12th Street and New York Avenue NW about 9 a.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The driver was traveling on the D4 route, which goes between Ivy City and Franklin Square, WMATA spokesman Richard Jordan said.

Paramedics brought the bus operator to a local hospital, but did not need to treat any passengers for injuries, Jordan said. The driver had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez said.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, Jordan said, contradicting an earlier report from D.C. Fire and EMS.

Traffic is flowing through the area despite the crash.

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