Members of King family involved in bus accident
Several members of the King family were aboard the bus and had laid a wreath at the memorial to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shortly before the accident.
August 28th, 2013
07:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Members of King family involved in bus accident

Washington (CNN) - Family members of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were involved in a bus accident Wednesday after the high-profile ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, police said.

The bus and a car collided near Washington's Tidal Basin just off the National Mall where the ceremony was held, according to Park Police, who have jurisdiction over the Mall.

They said a person in the car was injured and taken to a hospital but did not provide information on injuries to bus passengers.

Several members of the King family were aboard the bus and had laid a wreath at the memorial to the civil rights leader, according to Omarosa Manigault, a reality television star who was aboard the bus.

"We were very afraid," she told CNN. "There were children on the bus, seniors and everything. Everybody was thrown out of their seats."

She said she hit her head in the accident.


Filed under: Washington D.C.
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. yvonnecoverdale

    I hope all of the King family are alright and will be praying for you all.

    August 28, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  2. necronn99

    Who cares. The tree died and the apples fall from it further and further away until the tree is forgotten.

    August 29, 2013 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  3. Dixie

    Hope everyone involved is ok.

    August 29, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |