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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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76.

markruck    

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

333 days ago
77.

Andi    

What are the King's doing with that HAG Omarosa. She brings shame to his good name.

333 days ago
78.

RandyP    

Was that Christine King Farris in that pic or the ghost of Moms Mabley? Hard to tell.....but kinda spooky.

333 days ago
79.

lacabrera    

Oh !! Boy ,these Democrats still want to get rid of the King family ,fifty years later !

333 days ago
80.

fafa781    

... several of MLK Jr.'s siblings and grandchildren

Above excerpt is WRONG!!!! The ONLY sibling still alive is Ms. Farris. There is only ONE grandchild.

SHOULD have read: MLK Jr's 3 children, granddaughter & sister....

OK, TMZ, get info RIGHT!!!

333 days ago
81.

fafa781    

... several of MLK Jr.'s siblings and grandchildren...

Above excerpt is WRONG!!!! The ONLY sibling still alive is Ms. Farris. There is only ONE grandchild.

SHOULD have read: MLK Jr's 3 children, granddaughter & sister....

OK, TMZ, get info RIGHT!!!

333 days ago
82.

mousetrap    

If MLK were alive today, just seeing what has become of black people would probably kill him. They are worse than ever. It is incredible how these people have destroyed themselves, their family unit, their neighborhoods, everything. And they are directly to blame for getting Obama into office which is completely destroying the country. You would think that after all their hardships and mistreatment in the past, the exact opposite would be happening. But they have imploded themselves. It is really is a phenomenon.

333 days ago
83.

Wwjd    

Peace be with all !!!!

333 days ago
84.

SteveB    

A dream turned into a nightmare...!!!

333 days ago
85.

SteveB    

Is that the same bus which rosa parks was forced to give up her seat??

333 days ago
86.

SteveB    

See.....it PAYS to be in the BACK of the bus. ,!!!!

332 days ago
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