D.C. police vehicle rear ends MetroBus, injuring eight

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Several people were taken to the hospital after the MetroBus they were riding in was hit by a police officer's vehicle Saturday afternoon.

According to a Metro spokesperson, about 3:30 p.m. the bus was rear ended by a D.C. police vehicle near the intersection of Stanton Road and Suitland Parkway.

Seven people onboard the bus were taken to the hospital to be checked out. And a police spokesperson tells ABC7 the officer was also taken to the hospital to be checked out.

All of the injuries were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

There was little damage to the bus, ABC7's Roz Plater reports, and it was able to drive away.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.