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Martin Luther King Jr.

Family in Accident After Rally at Memorial

8/28/2013 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s family just got into an auto accident while leaving the rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his "I have a dream" speech ... TMZ has learned.

According to sources on the scene ... several of MLK Jr.'s siblings and grandchildren were on a charter bus leaving the rally when a van ran a red light ... forcing the bus driver to slam on the brakes to dodge the vehicle.

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MLK's sister -- Christine King Farris -- was on the bus at the time of the accident. Earlier in the day, the 85-year-old placed a wreath on the MLK Jr. Memorial.

Farris was joined at the wreath ceremony by MLK's daughter Bernice King.

We're told Bernice was not on the bus at the time of the accident.

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We're told Omarosa Manigault was on the bus with the family ... and hit her head on the seat in front of her, but she's okay.

We're told the bus driver was transported to a nearby hospital.

Omarosa tweeted after the crash -- "Yikes just got banged up a lil bit on bus- I am ok! #HitMyHead ouch"

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JUstin    

Why is TMZ avoiding the cancellation of Pimp Mama kris show . You all are quick Print fake stories about Lamar .. I'm going to keep asking until I see the Headline ...

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jordii    

Omarosa; how did that weasel get on the bus. I guess it's too much to hope that the hit on the head will knock some decency into her.

365 days ago
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Truth    

SOOO... IN OTHER WORDS NOTHING HAPPENED. WHY THE BORING STORY TMZ?? SLOW NEWS DAY??? #TRUTH!!

365 days ago
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lt1219    

TMZ posted this knowing that all these racists white people was waiting all day to talk ****.

365 days ago
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dummies    

These are some of the most ignorant comments I've ever seen.

365 days ago
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truc10    

wonder how many Republican voters were allowed at this Memorial? Doubt they would have any!

365 days ago
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chichi    

All the Gossip sites have KuJo`s cancelation but this one! Would one of you go remove Harvey`s head from KuJo`s ass ! Glad ev1 is ok but Breaking News my ass!

365 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Somebody tell Omarosa to stop trying to lay the setting for a lawsuit. Everybody knows it would take more than a jolt to harm that steel plated weave plastered big head of hers!! If anything, she needs to replace the poor seat that had to take the brunt of that head!!!

365 days ago
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namers    

Omarosa is going to milk this like she did MCD's death. Maybe her bump in the head will make her forget what an a$$hole she is.

365 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

How serendipity.......

365 days ago
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Just_Me    

Apparently the driver is white....coincidence? Glad no one was seriously hurt.

365 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

what, no more LamarOdomGoneScarface stories so now you're reporting on the traffic????

365 days ago
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Lant J    

I bet you for a second there they thought George Zimmerman was driving that van.

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spader    

Proof that Karma is total BS.

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static    

Everyone on that bus will be wearing a neck brace, bend over bus company here it comes.

365 days ago
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