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Mahnke Family Seeks Witnesses to Sept. 3 Metrobus Incident

UPDATE from Metro: “A Metrobus operator who struck a pedestrian on September 3 at Florida Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, NW, was terminated from her position as a bus operator on September 21. She was dismissed for failing to follow standard operating procedures. The operator was placed on paid administrative leave following the accident, which is standard procedure. She had been a Metrobus operator since August 2000.”

The following message is from the brother of Amanda Mahnke who was hit by a Metrobus on the morning of September 3 at the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW.

My name is Robert Mahnke, and I am the brother of Amanda Mahnke. She was jogging at the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW on the morning of September 3 when she was hit by a Metrobus.  Amanda suffered serious injuries, but she is healing and we are hopeful that she can continue to recover.

I am very grateful to those people who came to my sister’s aid that morning, and I would like to talk to anyone who was there.  If you were there, or know someone who was, and can help me find out what happened, please e-mail me.


September 24, 2009 - Posted by | Borderstan, DC transportation, Metro | , ,


  1. In case that email link doesn’t work:

    rpmahnke (at)

    (Rob is a friend of mine.)

    Comment by Susannah Fox | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] Mahnke Family Seeks Witnesses to Sept. 3 Metrobus Incident […]

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  3. […] Hospital. “She has a long recovery ahead of her, though,” he said.’ The family is seeking witnesses to the accident. Also WTOP, Examiner and WaTimes, which has Metro spox saying Proctor […]

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  4. This morning’s paper (WaPo, 9/25/09, p.B1/4) reports that the driver of the bus has finally been fired by Metro. This termination follows a string of violations, dating from 2003 and ending in the injury of Amanda Mahnke on Sept. 3. There must be a better way to keep dangerous bus drivers off the streets without denying them the right of an eventual hearing.

    Comment by Mary Burgan | September 25, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks, Mary!

      Comment by mattyillini | September 25, 2009 | Reply

  5. […] The family of Amanda Mahnke, the woman who was seriously injured in the Sept. 3 Metrobus collision at Florida and Connecticut Aveneus, is looking for witnesses to the incident. [Borderstan] […]

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