One person was killed and three others were injured when a Metrobus collided with a car in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. According to District police, the car ran a red light and crashed into the Metrobus at the intersection of Suitland Parkway and Stanton Road at approximately 10 p.m. As a result of the accident, the Metrobus began leaking fuel, which caused the car to erupt in flames after the collision.
A 19-year-old passenger riding in the car was pronounced dead upon the arrival of first responders. The car’s driver was pulled from the fiery car and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The Metrobus’s driver and two passengers sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Notably, a top U.S. Army General and numerous members of his staff were among the first to respond to the accident. While traveling from Joint Base Andrews to Fort Myer, the General’s two-vehicle convoy happened upon the accident.
Two soldiers pulled an individual from the car before it caught on fire, while another two administered first aid to the individual before an ambulance arrived. They were unable to pull the other person from the car due to the fire.
A Hazmat crew was called to the scene to assist with cleanup, which closed the roadway for several hours. Negligent drivers who fail to obey traffic laws often cause serious accidents that result in severe injuries or death. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a car accident, our Washington, D.C. car accident lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact Goldberg Finnegan today for a free, no obligation consultation to review your legal options.