Closeup of damage to the curb of the raised streetcar platform. Image by the author.

Wednesday early afternoon, the driver of a Megabus headed eastbound on H Street NE plowed into the 3rd and H Street stop of the DC Streetcar. Emergency vehicles were on the scene and as of 1:15 pm, the Megabus had been towed away but the 300 block of H Street remained closed.

Streetcar stop: totalled! Image by the author.

Megabus before being towed away. 

As PoPville reports,

About 2 hours ago, a Megabus headed eastbound on H completely destroyed the 3rd and H st streetcar stop. He must have somehow jumped and ridden the crub. Hard to tell if there were any injuries. I don’t think anyone was at the stop. There is glass and debris everywhere (looks like it shaved off the edge of the curb). This is directly in front of the construction site that collapsed earlier this week. Would have been scary to have been in at the front of the upper deck. Check where the front glass shattered due to the stop overhang.

According to the DC Streetcar Twitter feed, the streetcar is back up and running but the 3rd Street eastbound station remains closed.

Here's a shot of the bus: