Several Injured in 3rd Street Tunnel Crash

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011  |  Updated 7:00 PM EDT
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Several Injured in 3rd Street Tunnel Crash

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A D.C. fire official said eight people were taken to area hospitals after a van carrying special needs passengers crashed in the 3rd Street Tunnel, the Associated Press reported.

The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes of the tunnel.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said one person from the 15-passenger van and one person from the vehicle it collided with were taken to a hospital in serious condition and another six were taken to a hospital as a precaution. There were no life-threatening injuries.

The tunnel reopened by 4:30 p.m.


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