Legal news for Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys. Metrobus hits pedestrian and left her seriously injured.
Washington D.C. personal injury lawyer alerts- A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus hits and kills a pedestrian.
Washington, D.C.– A woman was seriously injured after a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrobus hit her in Northwest Washington. The woman was struck while she was jogging on Connecticut Avenue before work on Thursday, September 3, 2009, around 8:30 a.m., as reported by The Washington Post.
A House staffer identified as, Amanda Mahnke, 30, was jogging north on Connecticut Avenue as the WMATA Metrobus was traveling east on Florida Avenue. The bus reportedly hit her in the intersection near DuPont Circle. Mahnke apparently did not have any identification her while she was jogging, so emergency medical services (EMS) crews rushed her to George Washington University Hospital under the alias of “Jane Doe”. Mahnke sustained several fractures, including a fractured skull, and a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI). Medical officials stated Mahnke is currently listed in stable condition. Mahnke is reportedly the communications director for Representative Rick Larsen (D-Wash.). The driver of the Metrobus was also transported by EMS crews to a local hospital for an evaluation after the driver complained of having trouble breathing, and experienced symptoms of an anxiety attack. The driver, who has been driving for the Metro since August 2000, was given a drug and alcohol test and placed on administrative leave. The Major Crash Investigation unit is reportedly investigating the incident.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Washington D.C. personal injury lawyers.