Monday, September 20, 2021

Rockville bus crash severely injures 3 (Video+Photos)


A Metrobus traveling on Rockville Pike suddenly veered onto Congressional Lane around 12:20 PM yesterday, stuck several vehicles, and came to rest on top of the front of a minivan at a building wall of a retail center. Six patients were evaluated by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services, MCFRS Battalion Chief Steve Mann said. Three of those individuals suffered traumatic injuries, and a total of four were transported to local hospitals, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said later Sunday afternoon.


As evening approached, WMATA personnel and truck towing specialists were brought in to supervise the complicated task of extracting the minivan safely from under the Metrobus. The large tow truck assisted in a crane operation to hold the bus upright while a second towing crew pulled the minivan out. Night was falling as the Metrobus finally had all four wheels back on the pavement to be towed away. No official explanation for why the bus operator lost control has been released so far. 






Tow truck arrives to lift Metrobus










Extracting minivan from beneath bus




Metrobus lowered to pavement

1 comment:

  1. It's a miracle that no one was killed in this accident. I walked past it after the accident happened and the metro bus was sitting on top of a small car which the bus had run over.

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