Boy Hit by Tour Bus Near MLK Jr. Memorial in DC: Police

A tour bus struck a 14-year-old boy near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., Friday night, U.S. Park Police say.

D.C. Fire and EMS said the victim was in critical condition and he was pinned under the bus. Dramatic video of the rescue showed several firefighters working to get the child out from underneath the front of the bus. Firefighters then got the victim into a medevac.

The crash happened about 6:50 p.m. on the 1900 block of Independence Ave. SW along the National Mall. There did not appear to be a crosswalk nearby, News4's Shomari Stone reports.

Park Police said the boy was taken to Children's National Medical Center in D.C. with serious injuries.

Police interviewed the bus driver.

The bus company, QT Transport, gave the following statement:

"QT Transport wishes to express its sorrow and sympathy to the family impacted by this accident. QT Transport places safety at the highest level. We are fully cooperating with the Park Police as we work to find the cause of this accident. QT Transport has the highest rating with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration."

No further information was immediately available.

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