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Cyclist Hit by Car Near 9:30 Club

by Tim Regan August 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm 10 Comments

(Updated at 5:20 p.m.) A cyclist was struck by a car at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and U Street NW around 3 p.m. today, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez.

A surveillance camera mounted on local business U Scoot caught the crash as it happened. In the video provided to Borderstan, a green car can be seen turning left and hitting a cyclist, who is knocked to the ground.

Mendez said the cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

D.C. Police did not have more information about the crash when contacted earlier today.

Photos courtesy of U Scoot

  • Popeye

    Did the driver stop???

  • wkt1969

    From this still it looks like the bike hit the car. Would be helpful to see the entire thing.

    • Popeye

      He might have but if he had the right of way he might not have expected the driver to turn in front of him. It seems to me that the cyclist has a green light.

      But yeah, the actual video would help.

      • wkt1969

        Yeah not saying the driver was not at fault. Just looking for actual video of the entire thing

        • Tim Regan

          Hey guys, good questions. I’ll see if I can obtain the video from U Scoot. The owner was away from his desk when he sent me these, so he could only take screenshots.

    • eg

      If the car is making a left turn and the bike is going straight and they both have a green light, the bike has the right of way.

    • Please tell me you don’t have a license. Or a bicycle. Or ever step foot off a sidewalk.

  • lilyelle

    oh my god that video is torturous. clearly the bike had the right of way – and the car that hit just KEPT GOING????? can they get an ID of license plate??????

  • Jesse Best

    Hope the driver is found and arrested! After closely examining the video footage? I can tell that the car is clearly a Toyota Camry from the 1997 – 2001 model years. Hope that helps?

  • skyflight



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