2021 | Police & Fire

UPDATED: Four people taken to hospitals after Metrobus crash on Rockville Pike

Bus was not carrying any passengers

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This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021, to add more details and comments.

Four people were taken to hospitals on Sunday when a Metrobus and several vehicles crashed on Rockville Pike, officials said.

The bus and vehicles crashed near the intersection of Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Steve Mann posted on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Six people were evaluated, three of whom were taken to local trauma centers, Mann told Bethesda Beat on Sunday. Another patient was taken to an emergency room, he said.

A teenager was among those injured in the crash, Mann said.

The bus, which was operating as a Red Line shuttle, was out of service and was not carrying any passengers at the time of the crash, Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat on Monday.

Montgomery County police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit cleared the scene after 8 p.m. Sunday, spokeswoman Shiera Goff wrote in an email on Monday.  

“Because of the complexity of the scene, there is no determination right now as to who is at fault or how the collisions happened,” she wrote. 

Mann said the patients who were taken to the hospital had traumatic injuries. The operator was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life threatening, according to Ly.  

Pete Piringer, a Fire & Rescue spokesman, posted on Twitter that the crash happened around 12:20 p.m.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com