Another Bizarre Incident for WMATA Leaves a Pedestrian Dead


Posted by Salvatore J, Zambri, founding member and partner.

Another bizarre incident involving DC’s WMATA transportation system has occurred, this time with the bus system instead of their seemingly-plagued subway system. According to the Washington Post, a Metro bus was hijacked in downtown Washington today by a “violent and resistant” suspect. Although details are scarce at this time, the suspect appeared to have a weapon and the driver was slightly injured. He and the passengers escaped through a back door of the bus. Most shockingly about the whole incident was that the hijacked bus then jumped two curbs and ran over and killed a pedestrian.

As I have posted many times in the past, Metro’s lack of attention to safety has created a never-ending nightmare for commuters. This latest incident may be another case of lax safety standards leading to another unnecessary death.

About the author:

Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year”. Super Lawyers recently named him among the “Top Ten” lawyers in the Metro Area (out of more than 80,000 attorneys). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 100″ lawyers in the entire metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best-most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2014 edition) and has been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (2014) – national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.