Now you can watch the event as it happened, from the perspectives of the driver and the passengers. WRC-TV/NBC4 released this video -- and it's harrowing.
The taxi was empty but the house was occupied at the time of the accident. Toye Olamide told the Washington Post he was sleeping two rooms from the site of the crash:
“I thought it was an earthquake,” he said. “My initial reaction was to run out the front door.”
When he got to the living room, he saw the bus crashed through the door.
Other Montgomery County buses have also hit buildings, WTOP reported Wednesday:
There have been two other incidents since March 2011 when a bus hit a Gaithersburg townhouse. In May of the same year, another bus slammed into the side of a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Georgia Avenue near the Glenmont Metro station.
Both crashes were preventable and caused by driver error, says Sue Tucker, a spokeswoman with the Montgomery County Executive's office.
Monday's crash is now under investigation.