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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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61.

zoolady    

Glad they're all ok. The family has been through enough, too many mysterious deaths and "accidents." God bless the righteous.

389 days ago
62.

Mrugowsky    

Omarosa's a f'ing beotch so who cares about that broad??? Otherwise, M.L.K. has a street named after him in every major American city, all of which are in dangerous neighborhoods.

389 days ago
63.

Word-Up    

I was watching old footage of their peace march.. I saw lots of fighting chaos, bigotry, hate, fear, sadness, racism but I also saw people of different colors stand together.. It must have been hard for whites to stAnd against their own and support blacks but they did..

389 days ago
64.

PORK    

The bus in the accident is the same bus Lamar Odom was thrown under by Kris Jenner

389 days ago
65.

kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Wish it could have rolled in the river.

389 days ago
66.

Norm    

SO many lines come to mind..... "I may not get there with you"......"not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their driving record"......"I have a concussion!"

389 days ago
67.

HngBlkBtm    

You didn't say George Zimmerman was driving the van...

389 days ago
68.

ZOMBYWOOF    

DO NOT CARE ONE BIT...........

389 days ago
69.

Joe Momma    

When are the funerals?/

389 days ago
70.

barb    

Sooooo...it sounds like the people who got to the back of the bus were OK,,,

389 days ago
71.

earl    

they are all fine they had to sit in the back of the bus

389 days ago
72.

all about the money    

So Omarosa is leeching off the MLK family after she killed off Michael...I mean after Micheal died huh? Got to admit she's an ambitious one managing to snake her way into trying to convince people shes relevant.

389 days ago
73.

Stupid ppl    

You guys are gloating yet no one died or was seriously hurt.But know this when your time is up you will be one less racist s*** on earth.

389 days ago
74.

David Patriot    

I wonder if they were riding in the back of the bus.

389 days ago
75.

markruck    

I guess, if they were sitting in the back of the bus, they wouldn't have gotten hurt.

389 days ago
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