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A person was struck by the driver of a bus around 1:11 p.m. near Massachusetts Avenue and 7th Street NW, according to preliminary information available from the Metropolitan Police Department and D.C.’s Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department.
The person, who an MPD spokesperson indicated was a male pedestrian, has been removed from the scene and transported to an area hospital with “critical injuries,” an FEMS spokesperson says. While photos from the scene show a Greyhound bus stopped in the middle of an intersection, the FEMS spokesperson could not say whether the bus was occupied, and, if so, how many people were on it.
Streets in the area are currently closed to traffic, MPD reports.
Update 2:57 p.m.: Greyhound has released the following statement on this afternoon’s vehicular incident:
Earlier today, at approximately 1 p.m. ET, an incident occurred at 7th and K Street in Washington, D.C. There were no customers onboard bus #86672. One person was injured and transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. The exact cause of the incident has not yet been determined. We are cooperating fully with the local authorities on the investigation and conducting an investigation of our own.
Photos by Jessica Sidman