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Woman Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Near Farragut Square

by Borderstan.com — January 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm 0

Pedestrian struck near 17th and L streets NW on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

(Updated at 4:42 p.m.) Someone in a car crashed into a woman about a block north of Farragut Square this afternoon, critically injuring her, according to authorities.

The collision happened near 17th and L streets NW about 1:40 p.m., D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Tim Wilson said. According to police, the driver kept going after hitting the woman.

The woman was “conscious and breathing” when she was brought to a local hospital with critical injuries, said officer Sean Hickman.

A man, who only identified himself as “Ronald,” said he saw a green sports utility vehicle drive over a woman at the intersection.

“First I heard a crack, and then I turned around and I saw the vehicle run over the top of a lady and keep going,” Ronald said.

An ambulance arrived about five minutes later, he added.

The case is currently “under investigation,” according to police.

This article will be updated as more details are known.

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