Metrobus Strikes and Kills a Man in Washington, D.C.
A Metrobus hit and killed a man in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning.
Thirty-eight-year-old Rickey Carey (whose place of living is not known) was pronounced dead at the scene, D.C. police confirmed.
The Metrobus was going southbound on Southern Avenue, between Valley Terrace and 13th Street SW, on the D12 route.
D.C. police informed that a car turned to avoid a pedestrian, then hit the Metrobus, D.C.
The collision was very strong and pushed the bus, which then hit the pedestrian. The man got trapped under the bus and died at the scene. He was in the street when the accident occurred (it took place in an area where there were no marked crosswalks or traffic signals).
The driver of the Metrobus was sent to a local hospital and will be evaluated.
The accident is still under investigation by D.C. police.
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