Members of Martin Luther King Jr.'s family were caught in a bus crash Wednesday, as they left the rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech, police said.
As they made their way from the National Mall where President Obama led the tributes to the civil rights leader, a red minivan ran a red light and hit the side of their chartered bus, Park Police Sergeant J. Innis told Reuters. Their driver slammed on the brakes but was unable to stop in time.
Members of King's family, including his sister Christine King Farris, were on the bus at the time of the crash at 6 p.m. ET, police said.
TMZ reported that reality TV star Omarosa Manigault was also on board.
"Yikes just got banged up a lil bit on bus – I am ok! #HitMyHead ouch," The Apprentice star tweeted after the accident.
She had earlier tweeted a picture of herself on board.
A Park Police spokesperson said the bus was leaving the area near the Lincoln Memorial when the accident happened.
"It was just a minor accident, just a fender bender," the spokesperson said. "It would not have been going very fast. The traffic in that area goes at like, 20 or 25 mph tops."
The driver of the bus was taken to a hospital for observation, but no one else on the bus sustained any injuries.
First published August 29 2013, 1:36 AM