Silver Spring, MD — There was a fatal accident in the White Oak Shopping Center’s parking lot on Monday, December 30, that left a Metrobus driver dead. Police said that the driver of a Metrobus, 47-year old Thomasine Maria Smith, was killed when the large bus began to roll forward and pinned her against a concrete barrier.
The accident was reportedly just after 3:30 pm. on Monday afternoon in Silver Spring. As Smith was exiting the bus, it began to roll forward for unknown reasons. Trying to access the brake from the driver’s window, Smith was unsuccessful and was pinned between the Metrobus and a large concrete partition.
She died at the scene and there’s currently an investigation to determine why the bus didn’t stay in “park.”
There weren’t any passengers on the bus and it was not listed as in service at the time of the accident.
Scene of the Accident