Woman Under Bus in Washington D.C.

A woman struck and thrown under a bus in the nation's capital died, despite being quickly removed from under the vehicle by Washington D.C. firefighters.


A woman struck and thrown under a bus in the nation's capital died, despite being quickly removed from under the vehicle by Washington D.C. firefighters.

A rescue assignment was dispatched around 11 PM on June 8th to the incident, in the 5200 block of Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Ironically, a local television news station was doing a live report on another subject at that location, and responding units were informed by radio from other firefighters in quarters, watching the broadcast, that the call was confirmed.

Upon arrival, the victim was found underneath the bus, but was not pinned. She was pulled from beneath by members of Rescue Squad 2, and quickly placed in the hands of EMS personnel.

Despite being concious and alert during her ordeal, the victim later died at a local trauma center.

The incident was handled by an engine, truck, heavy rescue, battalion fire chief, special operations battalion chief, a medic unit, basic ambulance, and several EMS supervisory personnel.