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Manhole Cover Explodes Under Car in Ledroit Park

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm 9 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

A manhole exploded Sunday morning around 10am at 5th and Florida in the same exact instant that a car was driving over it – with the effect of catapulting the car up and forward. The car eventually crashed in the light pole at the north west corner of the intersection. I was returning from the gym so did not see the conditions of the driver but my neighbor reports it did not look good.

The corner was closed for a bit until they took the driver away in ambulance and removed the car… Not a good adventure! I remember these events were common a few years ago but I thought Pepco fixed it at the time! Very scary!

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