Thanks to Debbie for sending. DCFD reported: “Crash with vehicle overturned Reno Rd and Appleton St NW. 1 vehicle on its side. Occupants self evacuated. Assessing for any injuries.”
Also, some people felt that earthquake this morning: Read More
Well, not so bad now… Thanks to Ian for sending from Blagden Ave, heading into Rock Creek Park. (Maryland plates)
While I know it isn’t rare to complain about local drivers and their lack of basic knowledge of the task at hand, I’ve seen a bunch of more brazen moves that I was wondering others had noticed.
Today, a pickup truck decided the guy in front of him was going too slow, and went across a double yellow line to zoom around him on Irving (and almost hit me in the process). Read More
Oof, thanks to Katrina for sending the above: “In Petworth this morning. Did it rain bowling balls last night?”
And in Navy Yard last night: Read More
A reader reports:
“The truck was hauling down Rhode Island, going the wrong way. Apparently he hit a small Mini Cooper with someone inside. Swerved in to the small park on 12/P/Rhode Island and in to a tree. One guy who was driving ran off. Apparently a civilian was chasing after him also. Not sure if they got them. Happened around 720AM. FL plates.“
In addition to driving poorly…
Thanks to David for sending last night: “I guess if you are an armored vehicle you can pretty much park wherever the heck you want. On Massachusetts Avenue eastbound at 10th NW during rush hour today around 5:15 pm in the turning lane. I guess the wedge under the wheel is there so if someone hits it it does not skid forward too far? Oh, that is right it weighs five tons…”
Thanks to Kim for sending from “Ingraham between 13th and Georgia NW will likely be closed for awhile”
Photo by Rachel Braunstein
Tito reported just after 9pm: “a few teens just bulldozed down Linden Pl NE, slamming and 7-8 cars in the process.”
Rachel reports driver “flipped car on linden place ne just a block off H st ne. Police and fire trucks on scene. No sign of driver.” Read More
Thanks to Janet for sending at 7pm: “Sunday crash on North Capitol. At Bryant ST. Two people injured. Small explosion and fire. Black SUV T-boned the grey Nissan with two passengers. Onlookers had fire extinguishers to put out the burning car. They also pulled the people out of the car before emergency personnel arrived.
According to a neighbor the perpetrator ran off and was shedding his clothes and shoes but disappeared running down Bryant St towards First Street NW.”
Another reader shares: “I’m on Bryant and heard from a neighbor that another very heroic neighbor of ours used his garden hose to put out the fire and preformed CPR on one of the passengers before the fire/ambulance got here.”
More photos from J. Read More
Readers report starting around 1:20/1:25pm: “gunshots in Shaw. Maybe 12 or so. We’re at 7th and T. Can’t tell exactly where it was.”
“maybe 10 shots fired around 7th & RI a few min ago.”
“just heard some serious gunshots (or what sounded like them) near the Shaw Metro stop – 7th & S Sts NW. Anyone know what’s going on?”
Update from MPD:
“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1700 block of 8th Street NW. An adult male has been located at an area hospital with a non life threatening injury.
Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”
14th and Irving St, NW photo by Adam Nathaniel Peck
Earlier around 12:45pm: “I have no idea how this happened, honestly I tune out all noise these days and didn’t notice until after cops were already on the scene. Anyone else know what led up to this?”
One reader reported: “It was crazy! He accelerated and didn’t even swerve. Almost like he mixed up the gas and the brake or something. No clue what could have caused it though cause nothing was in the road on anything”