Woman Goes into Labor During Rush Hour on X2 Bus
The already over-crowded X2 bus route almost got a little more crowded today during rush hour. A woman went into labor on the bus at around 9 a.m. at 21st Street and Benning Road NE, a spokeswoman for WMATA confirmed.
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the woman to an area hospital. She appeared to be doing fine, but FEMS could not confirm whether she gave birth yet.
This is just the latest tale ( a seemingly happy tale this time!) from the X2 bus route, which the Post's Clinton Yates called last week "undoubtedly a wild one."
The popular route goes from downtown to H Street NE and ends east of the Anacostia River at the Minnesota Avenue Metro stop. Over the summer, the line made headlines when a woman allegedly assaulted the driver on her bus. This prompted the local blog Frozen Tropics to ask readers to share their stories from the bus line.
And Twitter already had a little fun at the X2's expense this morning with the labor news:
— Deborah Golden (@DebGoldenDC) January 27, 2014
A woman just went into labor on the #X2. The bus line that giveth life as swiftly as it taketh away
— Joshua Culling (@joshuaculling) January 27, 2014
Photo by Darrow Montgomery