Bus almost crashes into building near Gallery Place Metro, injuries reported

Scene of a bus crash into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash near a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Looking eastbound on H Street, just east of where crime tape went up around the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Looking eastbound on H Street, just east of where crime tape went up around the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Metro said the bus skidded on the steel plates, leading to the accident. (WTOP/Ralph Fox)
Metro said the bus skidded on the steel plates, leading to the crash. (WTOP/Ralph Fox) (WTOP/Ralph Fox)
Scene of a bus crash into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash near a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Crews looking at the steel plates from construction. Metro said the steel plates were what caused the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Crews looking at the steel plates from construction. Metro said the steel plates were what caused the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. Metro said the steel plates were responsible for the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash close to a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. Metro said the steel plates were responsible for the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Photo of the scene where a bus crashed into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Photo of the scene where a bus almost crashed into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Looking eastbound on H Street after 6th Street. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Looking eastbound on H Street after 6th Street. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Site of where a bus crashed into a building on 600 block of H Street NW near the Verizon Center. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Site of where a bus nearly crashed into a building on 600 block of H Street NW near the Verizon Center. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger) (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
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Scene of a bus crash into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Looking eastbound on H Street, just east of where crime tape went up around the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Metro said the bus skidded on the steel plates, leading to the accident. (WTOP/Ralph Fox)
Scene of a bus crash into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Crews looking at the steel plates from construction. Metro said the steel plates were what caused the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. Metro said the steel plates were responsible for the accident. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Photo of the scene where a bus crashed into a building on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Scene of a bus crash on the 600 block of H Street NW. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Looking eastbound on H Street after 6th Street. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)
Site of where a bus crashed into a building on 600 block of H Street NW near the Verizon Center. (WTOP/James Hoeflinger)

WASHINGTON — H Street has reopened after a bus almost crashed into a building on the 600 block of the street. The crash occurred near Capital One Arena, formerly the Verizon Center.

Seven people were injured, according to D.C. Fire and EMS. It remains unclear if they were pedestrians on the sidewalk or passengers on the bus; no life-threatening injuries were reported.

H Street was closed between 6th and 7th streets for several hours.

This story has been updated to reflect that the bus did not crash into the building as previous reports stated. 


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