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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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Marlena    

WOW glad they are all ok.......

316 days ago
32.

elle    

Omarosa?? That nasty woman from the Donald Trump reality show? Isn't she a little out of her league with the family of MLK? Very odd.

316 days ago
33.

pj    

What omarosa ass doing on the bus with MLK sister.

316 days ago
34.

Clins    

Today's event was positive in every way, but of course white people think it is funny that a group of black people were in an accident, black folks due yourself a favor and give up on these people.

316 days ago
35.

Scp    

Why is everyone commenting on Kris Jenner instead of the story above?

316 days ago
36.

JiLL1    

You'll never find me on a charter bus. Those things are always getting into accidents.

316 days ago
37.

Haywood_Jablomie    

They're probably going to blame it on racist white people.

316 days ago
38.

logikclay    

Thats called karma at its finest fot celebrating a man who plagerized the dream speech from Archibald Carey....

316 days ago
39.

AV    

The corrupt King family still won't tell the authorities were the millions of dollars missing from the Martin Luther King trust foundation is stash away, so the government is going to have to put the missing money into the foundation? Maybe its hidden on the bus???

316 days ago
40.

Scary    

I noticed that Obama, who was raised in Hawai'i by a white mother, used his faux Southern-ish accent again in his speech. No one ever calls him out on it - it's so phony. And I was born and raised in Hawai'i, so I'm intimately familar with how people from there speak. People just fall for the image. Down vote me, people, but it's true.

316 days ago
41.

demoncat    

glad to hear every one was okay and what an honor for Omorosa to be allowed to ride with kings family and join them in honoring him by placing the wreath at his memorial.

316 days ago
42.

Mr Rod    

They should have just wet their lips, and stuck them to the windows. They would have been securely anchored!

316 days ago
43.

Nick    

Was the van driving itself?

316 days ago
44.

tgrfan42069    

he was shot by his wife.he was having an affair at that motel.his kids actually wanted the guy imprisoned released because they themselves do not believe he killed mlk.

316 days ago
45.

say what    

Racism still exsist just look at tmz post comments, It will confirm it.

316 days ago
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