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by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 12:35 pm 0

via google maps

From MPD:

Leaving after Colliding Hit & Run – Pedestrian, 5300 b/o Georgia Ave NW, CCN 174-040

On October 13, at approximately 11:30pm, the Victim was in the crosswalk crossing over Georgia Avenue NW when he was struck by a vehicle, which continued southbound on Georgia Ave at a high rate of speed. The Victim sustained a broken leg and a laceration to the head, and was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Based on the vehicle parts left behind on scene, the vehicle is believed to be a Nissan Xterra pickup truck, model year between 2002-2004.

Any with information regarding this crime is asked to contact MPD at (202) 727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

The neighbors in central Shaw could use your help seeking advice from the community on how to deal with a dangerous intersection in our neighborhood:

There was another accident at the one-way stop at 8th and Q NW on Monday–this time, an SUV ended up on the sidewalk and mangled a treebox and another vehicle. Both drivers were thankfully OK. An SUV traveling south on 8th (turning left onto Q) hit a Prius traveling east on Q. (8th St. traffic has a stop sign; Q St. traffic does not.) The driver of the SUV said she did not realize cross traffic doesn’t have a stop sign, so she entered the intersection expecting the Prius to stop.

This intersection has long been a hazard, with accidents and daily near-misses between vehicles, bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians. Residents have made multiple appeals to the city to install a stop sign on Q St. to improve the safety of the intersection. In March, at the request of the local neighborhood association, Councilmember Allen wrote a letter to Director Marootian requesting conversion of this intersection to an all-way stop, but we have yet to receive a reply from DDOT regarding this. We also brought this to the attention of the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations & Service, during two walk-through visits and multiple emails over the past few years, also to no avail. Vision Zero? More like Zero Vision.

A few additional factors make this one-way stop particularly hazardous: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Dennis Junius reported just before 8am:

“another accident at Taylor and 13th place NE. How many more until we get a traffic pattern change or someone gets killed? Been happening for years now with no action.”

Chris Baronner also reported just before 10am:

“@kenyanmcduffie Are we going to wait until a child walking to school at 8:30 in the morning is killed at the intersection of Taylor St NE/13th Place before making 13th Pl one ways or at least a 4-way stop? @PoPville Too many accidents/way too many near misses on daily basis!”

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2018 at 9:30 am 0

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle of interest involved in a Hit-and-Run which occurred in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, on September 5, 2018 at approximately 7:20 PM. The vehicle of interest was captured by a nearby camera.



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