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  • Zinsation

    Hope his insurance was paid up…

    • CPT_Doom

      Hope he didn’t have a care in the cab – and I thought my ride to National was hair-raising this morning.

      • OP

        He had no passengers.

  • atlascesar

    This is bonkers. Very curious for more info.

    • OP

      My understanding is, he ran the red light crossing RI on 12th. Hit a car—cop car was behind the first car he hit. He then floored it (I’d guess 65 mph) and took the bend to fast at Vermont and 12th. Smashed into the red car which caused a chain reaction damaging another 6 cars (so 9 in total at this point). Other witnesses say he also made contact with a cop car at some point.

      • Anon

        What an A-hole. He could have killed someone, all to avoid a ticket.

  • wdc

    I always think of a scenario like this as the worst that can happen if a bee gets into your car.

    • Bitter Elitist

      LOL. I can’t judge. I hope I never do something like that.

      Cicadafest is nigh.

    • FridayGirl

      Hahahahahahaha.

    • Anon

      Nevermind bees…I’m on the brink of this happening on a daily basis with two toddlers in the car.

      • Anon

        Or dogs!

    • houseintherear

      “Bees! Bees! Bees in the car! Bees everywhere! God, they’re huge and they’re sting crazy! They’re ripping my flesh off! Run away, your firearms are useless against them!”

  • No Bikes

    I wonder if his credit card ready works.

  • Jamgon

    #BanCars

  • Petworth dude

    Automotive carnage

  • Timebomb

    I wonder what kind of crap people would be saying if this were an Uber and not an official cab.

    • Ems

      Probably “This is bonkers. Very curious for more info.”

    • Anon

      The same kind of crap they’re saying now? What strange query.

      • Timebomb

        False. Whenever anything like an assault or an accident is attributable to an Uber driver, commenters go off about how Uber is a problem and the background checks aren’t strong enough or whatever. Are you new here?

        • Anon

          Really? I feel like Popville-ers mostly complain about taxis and like the convenience of Uber…

          • FridayGirl

            It def. goes both ways.

        • Philippe Lecheval

          You’re new here. Both regular cab drivers and Uber/Lyft drivers are bad at driving.

          • ExWalbridgeGuy

            I agree with Timebomb… I think if this were an Uber driver we’d have over 100 comments by now.

    • Bitter Elitist

      I’d say, “I wonder what kind of crap people would be saying if this were a taxi and not Uber!”

  • Anonoline

    Kidnapping? That happened to me once, but the driver was racing down some sleepy roads late at night in NoVA so no opportunities to crash into anything.

    • jdre

      I’m guessing this or someone stole the cab.

  • LoganDavid

    That’s my volvo wagon on the opposite side of the island/red car. Anyone know if it’s damaged.

    • DC1

      Ouch, it does look like the red Del Sol is way past the median and may have bumped into your car as well.

      • OP

        sorry neighbor, it is damaged. not as bad as the other cars. Front panel damage and front door damage at the minimum. 🙁

    • Anonymous

      the front side got hit

    • Logandavid

      It’s damaged but not terribly. Oh well.

      • DCReggae

        great attitude, man! it can all be replaced

        • FridayGirl

          +1. I think Logandavid wins the award for chillest popville commenter of all time.

          • Truxton Thomas

            Haha!

      • Count Pheasant

        I wish I could “like” Logandavid’s comments or buy him reddit gold. Popville gold? Popville platinum?

  • victoria

    The towtruck with this taxi just drove past me near Home Depot – it (the taxi) was amazingly damaged – looked like a demolition derby looser.

  • K Chern

    Saw the beginning of this carnage on Rhode Island. Taxi cab driver was not paying attention to anything. Immediately fled the scene.

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