Martin Luther King Jr.'s Family Involved in Auto Accident

3:58 PM PST 08/28/2013 by Aaron Couch
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The civil rights leader's sister and daughter were leaving a rally commemorating his "I Have a Dream" speech when a van ran a red light, causing their bus driver to swerve and slam on the brakes.

Family members of Martin Luther King Jr. were in an automobile accident following a rally celebrating the 50th anniversary of the civil right's leader's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Several siblings and grandchildren of King's were leaving the Washington, D.C., rally on a charter bus, when a van ran a red light. Their bus driver slammed on the brakes to avoid the van, TMZ reports. No one was seriously injured.

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The rally was attended by King's 85-year-old sister, Christine King Farris, and his daughter, Bernice King. Bernice was reportedly not on the bus at the time of the incident, but Celebrity Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault was. She hit her head on the seat in front of her, but tweeted she is fine:

Hollywood stars have descended upon Washington to celebrate the anniversary of King's landmark 1963 speech. Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker marked the occasion at the Lincoln Memorial with President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter on Wednesday.

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