Friday, December 23, 2005

All our days . . .

First responders work to save Mia Banks after she was hit by a Metro busSo it turns out that the young woman hit by the Metro bus (right down the street from my office) died yesterday.

According to the Washington Post article in this morning's metro section, she was 25-year-old Mia Banks of Landover, Maryland. I don't know if she is the Mia Banks that worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, but it is at 2nd and C Streets SW right across the street from the accident, and there is a Mia Banks there.

The driver of the bus was 24-year-old Matthew Johnson of the District. Actually he lives in Southeast Washington, just up Capitol Hill from the accident. He has been driving a metro bus since June.

Meanwhile, the driver of a D.C. Metro Police cruiser that was rushing to the scene of the accident has injuries that are called non-life threatening.

He was taken to Washington Hospital Center, but the paper did not give his identity.The driver of this cruiser was injured but is expected to recover

Almighty God, look with pity upon the sorrows
of your servants for whom we pray.
Remember them, Lord, in mercy;
nourish them with patience;

comfort them with a sense of your goodness;
lift up your countenance upon them;
and give them peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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