What the Hell Happened at the Shaw Metro Last Night?

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@DoanDoanDoanN asks us:

“What the hell happened at the Shaw Metro this evening?”

@AdamBlickstein tweeted us last night:

“From what I can tell a car skipped the curb, barely missed Shaw metro entrance, exploded in flames after hitting a tree WTF DC? @PoPville”

@ConthesceneWTTG tweeted:

Driver ran from crash at Howard U Shaw Metro station; arrested nearby

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  • It looks like the the driver was going the wrong way down P st. Hopefully no one was waiting at the bus stop there.

  • I’d like to thank this driver for providing our daily reminder that cars should probably be more or less banned from DC.

  • Invest in a state of the art metro system like in London, Paris, Moscow or other capitals of the world

  • I witnessed the crash.
    I was driving down R street just past the Shaw library, and looking north up 8th I saw a car being pursued by MPD southbound on 8th street. It looked fishy, like the car wasn’t pulling over, so I kept an eye on it in my rear view, and saw the car turn left the wrong way down R street, and 3 seconds later heard a loud crash. It then turned into a foot chase, officer’s gun drawn. The area was swarming with a huge backup response within seconds.
    Definitely something nefarious was happening. I’m just glad the car didn’t hit another vehicle head-on (which could have been me about 10 seconds earlier, yikes!).

  • Also witnessed the crash. I had just left the metro from the Shaw station and was walking up the street with a friend when we saw the police pursuing the vehicle. I noticed that the suspect’s car, a silver Ford, seemed to have already hit something, the front end of the car and the hood were already sunk in. The car did not burst into flames. As soon as we heard the crash we decided to hot step it out of there, police were swarming in from every other street.

  • Thug Volvo drivers.

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