Cyclist Struck by Taxi in Front of DoubleTree Hotel

by Tim Regan July 9, 2015 at 9:10 am 2 Comments

(Updated at 10:08 a.m.) A man on a bike was struck by a taxi this morning in front of the DoubleTree hotel located at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Park View resident Patrick Hills, 31, told Borderstan he was riding along Rhode Island Avenue when the taxi driver glanced his bike.

“I ended up clipping the corner of his car,” said Hills. “I didn’t hit it straight on and tumble over … I glanced off his car and spilled over.”

“I landed on my elbow. My head didn’t hit the pavement, which was awesome,” said Hills. “I have some road rash. I think my rear tire needs to be adjusted back.”

D.C. Fire and EMS officials responded to the scene around 8:47 a.m., but Hills was not transported to the hospital.

A taxi cab driver on the scene said he was the one who hit the pedestrian, but would not give his name or say what occurred.

Following the accident, both men gave statements to a police officer and shook hands.

“So much for getting to work early,” added Hills.


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