13 hurt in Northeast DC bus crash

Several people are hurt after a Metrobus crash in D.C.

It happened before 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of First Street and Riggs Road in Northeast near the Fort Totten Metro Station.

Twelve people are in the hospital, including two who have life-threatening injuries and three others with serious injuries. Seven have injuries that are not serious or life-threatening, and one person declined transport, D.C. Fire and EMS said in an update.

The bus went off Riggs Road west bound and into a stone wall and one person was extricated from the crash, WTOP’s Dick Uliano reported from the Fort Totten area.

Crews removed the bus after 6 p.m., allowing traffic to resume.

Several people are hurt after a Metrobus crash in D.C. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)

The most significant impact of the closure at Riggs Road was felt by northbound drivers on North Capitol Street. Long delays formed between the hospital complex and Old Soldiers’ Home and Riggs Road, WTOP Traffic reporter Dave Dildine said.

“Part of the reason that delays were intense is Riggs Road is one of the only ways to cross over or under the Red Line tracks near Catholic University and the waste transfer station,” Dildine said.

Police and fire officials were still investigating the cause of the collision.

Below is the area where it happened.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She has a master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and a master’s degree in English Literature from The George Washington University.

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