via google maps
“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.”
Ouch, thanks to Grant for sending. “I think all the answers are ‘I like beer!'”
I’m on record saying it’s ok to kiss a bumper when parking but this is, well, not cool.
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…)
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!”
“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.
DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. (more…)
Photo by DC Fire and EMS
Holy smokes – this insanity was tweeted by DC Fire and EMS Saturday around 2pm:
“This was the scene this morning at Rock Creek Parkway and P St NW after a vehicle went into the creek. #DCsBravest searched the vehicle and adjacent area and found no victims.”
Thanks to Mary for sending:
“13th st nw closed between monroe and otis because of, uh, this”
“Does Vision Zero encompass not flipping cars on a two-lane residential street during rush hour?
Just before 6:30pm Tuesday, 13th St NW just north of Monroe. You can guess the tag.”
A reader reports yesterday:
“I went to Giant Foods in Columbia heights to buy some groceries and I saw this mess in its parking garage. I was told it was a fourth car involved which was all destroyed, besides the truck that caused the accident. That happened on Saturday but I went on Sunday afternoon and the cars were still there.”
Dianne reports from Connecticut and Macomb Street, NW around 9:45am.
Alert DC reports:
“one left lane is getting by on Connecticut Ave NW. Please proceed with caution and follow police direction.”
Yikes, hope everyone is OK. Thanks to Adam Owens for sending: “Constellation on H suffered a direct hit…”
Update from Grant: (more…)