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Dear PoP – Incident at 14th and W St, NW Late Fri. Night/Sat. Morning

by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2011 at 10:01 am 60 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

I was just saying good night to a friend outside the gas station at 14th and W NW an hour ago [around 2:30am] and asked if it was safe to walk home to my place in Mt. Pleasant around 3 a.m. He said it was probably safe, and just as we parted, a car came screaming down W St. going at least 60 mph just as a cop car pulled up and stopped at 14th and W. The car on W kept flying past the gas station and immediately collided with a cab on 14th St. at the intersection. It was a large car, maybe a decked out Chrysler, and almost bounced off the cab and kept flying down W St. as the cop car immediately took off and went after it down W until they were out of sight.

Everyone around was in shock and was wondering what the hell had happened. People rushed to the cab, and wonderfully, it looked like everyone was well.

However, as I hailed a cab toward Mt. Pleasant up 16th and U, I noticed a huge police presence with ambulances and fire trucks around 16th and W. I’m hoping this isn’t a shooting or something other related to the accident.

Wondering if anyone else has any information or an update?”


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