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4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda

4 injured in accident on I-495 near Bethesda


BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two Metrobus passengers are claiming injuries after the bus was involved in an accident on the Beltway Friday afternoon.

Authorities say that the Metrobus was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle near the Old Georgetown Road exit on I-495.

Authorities report that two of the passengers in the involved vehicle are also claiming injuries.


FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Forestville man struck and killed by car


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Prince George's County Police are investigating a pedestrian collision that killed a 63-year-old man from Forestville on Friday night.

Police say patrol officers arrived at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Forestville Road at approximately 9:15 on Friday night where they found James Hughes, 63, of Forestville, lying in the roadway. Hughes sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

An initial investigation determined Hughes was struck by a car traveling on Pennsylvania Avenue. The driver remained on the scene and police believe Hughes was sitting in the street before he was run over.

60-year-old dead in Md. motorcycle crash


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Deputies are investigating a fatal crash involving a 60-year-old man that happened early Saturday morning in Forestville, Md.

Authorities said the collision involving a motorcycle happened in the 8000 block of Cryden Way at 1:40 a.m. The victim has been identified as Paul Poston, of Upper Marlboro.

Investigation shows that Poston lost control of the motorcycle while he was leaving the parking lot. Poston crossed Cryden Way and hit a brick wall and iron handrail, authorities said.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Monday.

Officer recovering after being struck by minivan


CHEVERLY, Md (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's County officer who was severely injured when a minivan plowed into him during a traffic stop is getting better, however the 26-year-old officer remains in intensive care, in stable condition.

His supervisor was at his side reminding him that everything was going to be okay.

"We were talking with each other. Him talking to us kept us calm. I said 'hang in there, relax. We're going to get the vehicle off of you. Everything is going to be okay,' " Cpl. Arvel Lewis told WUSA9.

Lewis says Bashua Olaseha was talking while a minivan lay on top of him.

Lewis has also been there for the rest of his squad going through this tough time as one of their own remains in Intensive Care.

"It's hard but we're dealing with it we have a lot of help," Lewis said.

Prince George's officer hit by minivan serious but stable


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Prince George's County police officer who was hit by a minivan during a traffic stop on Thursday is in serious but stable condition.

Officer Bashua Olaseha, dove into a ditch just before a minivan ended up on top of him while he was conducting a traffic stop on Pennsylvania Avenue near Walters Lane.

We're told the black minivan came barreling down the road towards three officers, including Olaseha. Two of the officers were able to jump out of the way, but Olaseha was trapped underneath the minivan for several minutes before first responders were able to free him. The minivan hit three police cruisers.

Police: Officer pinned under minivan during traffic stop


FORESTVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police say an officer was hit by a minivan while conducting a traffic stop Thursday morning.

Julie Parker with Prince George's County police says three officers were conducting a traffic stop shorty before 9 a.m. when a black minivan came barreling down the road. Two of the officers were able to jump out of the way. The minivan hit three police cruisers.

The officer, who is assigned to the District III station in Palmer Park, was trapped under the minivan for several minutes before first responders were able to free him, officials say.

It happened on Pennsylvania Avenue near Walters Lane. Pennsylvania Avenue was shut down between Donnell Drive and Parkland Drive Thursday morning.