Thanks to Denise to for sending:
“At about 2pm this afternoon, I stopped my run on the Metro Branch Trail to allow this car to pass me. At least they were driving on the right side. And it indeed was a Maryland driver.”
Mid-afternoon Wednesday, and at least *six* l delivery trucks and cars completely blocking southbound 14th Street NW bike lane between R and S. One was a FedEx truck, and I thought FedEx/UPS was supposed to stop this stuff after a recent letter from the city. Someone’s going to get seriously hurt. Where’s the enforcement? Where is “VisionZero”?”
Another reader writes:
“Today 11-14 at 4:30pm. Farragut and Arkansas NW. I live on this block of Farragut and this is so common here. Speed is a problem on both streets. Unfamiliar drivers with this intersection traveling on Farragut assume it’s a 4-stop…it’s not. DDOT did respond to me a few years ago about a 4-way saying “not enough accidents”. Brandon Todd’s office has not responded.”
Update from Council Member Todd’s Office:
“Jackson Carnes, Councilmember Todd’s Director of Constituent Services, recently did a site visit on Arkansas Avenue with some neighbors and is working with DDOT to explore safety improvements. Traffic safety and Vision Zero are very important to Councilmember Todd and he will continue to collaborate with DDOT on finding solutions.”
David Joseph writes around 9:15am:
“Another crash at known unsafe intersection Arkansas & Varnum NW. When will @DDOTDC make this safe for us”
“The corner of Shepherd and Georgia NW was very busy last night… a three-car crash around 10:35 pm and then a fire around 1:35 am.”
Update Box Alarm 900 block Shepherd St NW. Fire confined to Apt. of origin and under control. No injuries. At least 5 residents displaced. Investigators on scene to determine cause.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) October 30, 2018
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.
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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.”