Driver Killed Trying to Avoid Bus

By John Wist
|  Saturday, Jun 11, 2011  |  Updated 10:39 AM EDT
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Driver Killed Trying to Avoid Bus

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One person is dead Saturday morning after they swerved to avoid a bus in Silver Spring.  The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday night in the 8600 block of 16th Street.

Montgomery County Police say a white Honda Accord was driving south on 16th Street towards the District when it approached a Ride On bus picking up a passenger at a stop. The driver of the Honda swerved to avoid hitting the bus and ran off the road. In the process, the car slammed into the curb, hitting a fire hydrant and a street sign.  The impacts caused the vehicle to flip, landing on its roof at the bottom of an embankment.

Police said the driver, who they did not name, was wearing a seat belt.  

The Honda did not hit the bus, and no one on board was injured.

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