Boy Survives Impact With Metrobus in Friendship Heights

Child received only minor injuries

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011  |  Updated 7:52 AM EDT
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An 8-year-old darted in front of a Metrobus in D.C. and was nearly killed.  The driver was able to brake before any serious injury occurred.

Aaron Gilchrist

An 8-year-old darted in front of a Metrobus in D.C. and was nearly killed. The driver was able to brake before any serious injury occurred.

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An 8-year-old is lucky to be alive after getting hit by a Metrobus in Northwest D.C.

The accident happened on 29th street in Friendship Heights, near the Oyster-Adams Bilingual School, at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The X-3 bus was traveling up the road when the boy ran out onto the street between two cars.

The bus was only going 10 to 15 miles per hour when the accident happened.  The quick-thinking driver slammed on the brakes, slowing the bus in time.

The Metrobus bike rack hit the boy, and he only suffered a bruise on his left hip.

Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel said the driver, who has not been named, has over three decades of experience.

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