1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
From a press release:
“In the wake of three fatal traffic crashes in one week (one driver, one pedestrian, and one bicyclist were killed), hundreds of residents, DC Councilmembers, ANC Commissioners and advocates gather to demand swift changes to the District’s streets.
When : Friday, April 26th at 12pm (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser showcased plans to design and build the K Street Transitway, a major streetscape project on K Street NW with dedicated bus lanes, enhanced bicycle accessibility, and safer pedestrian intersections. The project is projected to improve bus speeds by 30 percent for an estimated 40,000 daily bus passengers.
“As DC continues to grow and prosper, we need to reimagine our major roadways for the 21st century with infrastructure improvements that make public transportation more efficient and reliable for residents who rely on it,” said Mayor Bowser. “The K Street Transitway project will transform Downtown with dedicated bus lanes, protected bike lanes, redesigned sidewalks, and safer intersections to help keep DC moving and growing.” (more…)
In light of the recent incidents I wanted to share the close call I had yesterday crossing Eastern Ave.
Just another case of impatient and inattentive drivers putting others at risk, this time a police car. No blinker, and he was actually running a red light, since the green on my side is extended. After almost hitting me, he honks and peels our around me. If people in their cars, especially the police, continue to not care about those outside of them, more people will continue to die.”
I fully accept that most adults look full-on ridiculous when riding any motorized scooter around town, and I also accept that many folks, especially visitors to our city, aren’t always the most safe or courteous.
That said, I had a total unexpected run-in with a car yesterday while scooting. I was standing at the red light at 8th and G, SE, facing the Marine Barracks. I’m aware that a car is slightly behind me. Light turns green, I proceed ahead, staying to the far right so the car can pass me, even pausing behind a parked car on the opposite side of the intersection so it can pass. It pulls up very close behind me, and I assume it’s to let the car coming the opposite direction get by. So I pull around the parked car and stop again in front of the parked car, again trying to let the driving car go past. And AGAIN, this car pulls up right behind me, even though there is plenty of room. (more…)
14th and Irving Street, NW from a previous incident.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch and the Metro Transit Police Department announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault With Intent to Kill (Knife) offense that occurred on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in the 3000 block of 14th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 1:10 pm, members of the Third District were flagged down in the 3100 block of 14th Street Northwest for a stabbing victim. Officers located an adult male, suffering from a stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. (more…)
8:26am – thanks to David for sending.
via google maps
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in the intersection of 16th Street and V Street, Southeast.
At approximately 3:00 pm, the operator of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz was traveling at a high rate of speed, eastbound in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of V Street, Southeast. The operator of the Chevrolet Cruz entered the intersection of 16th and V Street, Southeast, and struck a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The impact of the crash caused the Chevrolet Malibu to redirect, striking a pedestrian who was walking in the 2100 block of 16th Street, Southeast. (more…)
via google maps
“Officers received a call for a report of an assault that took place yesterday Saturday, April 20, 2019, around 3 pm in the area of the waterfront metro station. The victim states he was struck in the face several times by two suspects. During the altercation, the victim’s phone fell from his possession and slid across the ground. After the assault was over he realized that his phone was gone. The suspects were last seen heading Eastbound on M ST SW. There is currently no lookout for the suspects.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the First District Detectives Office at (202)299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202)727-9099. You can also send us your anonymous TEXT TIPS to 50411″
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards
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— Rudi Riet (@randomduck) April 20, 2019
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Friday, April 19, 2019, in the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., an automated license plate reader alerted that there was a stolen white van in the area of Benning Road, NE. Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District officers saw the stolen van near the area of Benning Road and Florida Ave, NE and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop for the officers and fled the area. A short time later, officers from the Fifth District discovered the driver of the stolen van was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, NE. The preliminary investigation into this crash revealed that the driver of the stolen van was speeding, while traveling westbound on Florida Avenue NE. (more…)