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“This is at least the 4th serious accident to occur there in the last year or so”

by Prince Of Petworth November 22, 2016 at 10:35 am 67 Comments

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Ed. Note: On Twitter another reader reported the incident to us around 9:30am

“Dear PoPville,

Just wanted to let you know about another bad car vs. bike crash at 13th and Florida NW this morning. The cyclist was riding fast down the hill on 13th heading south, and a cab never saw her and made a right turn from 13th onto Florida and cut her off. Cyclist tried to brake and swerve and went over her handlebars into the cab at fairly high speed. Fortunately from an initial look it looks like she will probably be OK, but she had a lot of facial injuries and probably a broken bone or two in her arm.

A few bystanders and I kept the victim calm while MPD and EMS were on their way. They arrived quickly and were extremely helpful and professional.

This was clearly the cab driver’s fault–he should have seen her coming and not made the turn. Just want to spread the word to everyone who goes through that intersection to exercise extreme caution. This is at least the 4th serious accident to occur there in the last year or so. Drivers need to be aware of the possibility of fast-moving cyclists as they go through the intersection, and cyclists, even though it’s not their fault, need to anticipate unaware drivers cutting them off.”

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