- The Washington Times - Friday, May 20, 2011

Montgomery County police on Friday were investigating a collision in which a Ride On bus crashed into a KFC restaurant in Glenmont.

Officers responded at about 7:32 a.m. to 12415 Georgia Avenue for a report of a transit bus hitting a building.

Police said the bus driver, Andrew Tom Kamara, 54, of the 11400 block of Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring, was making a left turn onto southbound Georgia Avenue from the Glenmont Metro parking lot.

The bus struck a curb, traveled across all lanes of southbound Georgia Avenue, crossed the center median, and crossed all lanes of northbound Georgia Avenue, before striking the KFC restaurant and stopping.


Police said Mr. Kamara may have suffered “an unknown medical event” and failed to navigate the turn.

Mr. Kamara, was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

One of the three passengers on the bus, a 73-year-old Silver Spring woman, was also transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.