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Wendy reported about 6:15pm “Southbound Wisconsin at Cathedral. Cars plowed into bus stop”

Lindsey replied: “Same car drove up on the sidewalk and plowed down two railings, a tree and a street sign and then lost its bumper before speeding down a one way street going the wrong way a little before 5pm (20th and Belmont)”

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From MPD:

“On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the 97th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the event from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Read More

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Yikes. Thanks to Sarah for sending Saturday around 10pm:

“There was a flat bed tow truck that had a US postal van on it, and a car that has clearly driven up on the sidewalk, plus signs of a fender bender. Anyone know what happened? Scary to think of a car driving up on the sidewalk!”

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From MPD around 5:30am: “The Third District is currently investigating a traffic accident in the 1200 block of U St. NW, which resulted in a fatality.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Friday, November 29, 2019, in the 1200 block of U Street, Northwest.

At approximately 3:10 am, the victim was in the roadway, at the listed location. A dark colored SUV, traveling east, struck the victim then fled the scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Read More

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From WMATA:

“Metro riders can now get to where they need to go even easier thanks to Apple Maps adding support for real-time transit information in Washington DC this week. Customers using Apple Maps will now see detailed transit schedules, live departure and arrival times, the current location of a Metro train or bus, and system connections to help plan their journey. Read More

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14th and W Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Up 14th there are several intersections where the crosswalk is now gone due to repaving (and repaying, and so forth). Any intel on when they’ll be restored? It’s hazardous as is because cars can’t tell where to stop and block the entire crosswalk area.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I swear the intersection of H and New York NW (between 13th and 14th) has to be the most dangerous intersection in DC. Pedestrians are given a walk light for just half of the road, then expected to wait in the middle of the road to get a different walk light for the second half of the crossing. Because this is such an unusual way to cross the street, I think it doesn’t even occur to people that they have to wait for the second light; they then charge across, thinking they have a walk light, while oncoming traffic has a green light to go. It doesn’t help that this is in the heart of downtown where tons of people need to cross the road! Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday I was exiting the Ft Totten station when I noticed that the guy in front of me had a rather unusual hoodie on. It had a “D***suckers Hall of Fame” written on top and explicit pictures of what I guess were memorable performances. I brought this to the station manager’s attention and he simply said “welcome to America” and told me to mind my own business. I wa running late to a dentist appointment and the guy was lurking nearby so I didn’t want to get into whether or pornography is protected speech in metro, but is it?”

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