by Tim Regan November 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

A motorist came perilously close to plunging their car into Rock Creek earlier this afternoon.

Someone behind the wheel of a taxi ran their car off of Rock Creek Parkway near the exit ramp to P Street NW around 12:30 p.m. today, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

Though the red taxi cab ran over the embankment, it did not continue into the water.

One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after the crash. Another person was treated on the scene, fire officials said.

This isn’t the first time someone has driven off that stretch of road. A driver plunged their car into the creek near the P Street Bridge in April.

by Andrew Ramonas November 3, 2016 at 9:30 am 0

Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)A 57-year-old man has died from injuries he received when a motorist hit him downtown this spring, D.C. police announced today.

Dwayne Lee Flythe of Accokeek, Md., was pronounced dead yesterday, almost six months after the driver of a Honda crashed into him May 7 on the 1600 block of K St. NW.

The man was crossing the road about 10 p.m. that day when the motorist struck him near the double yellow line. The driver didn’t receive any injuries and stayed on the scene following the collision.

Flythe was brought to a local hospital in critical condition.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the departments TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Photo via Flickr/nullvalue

by Tim Regan November 2, 2016 at 9:30 am 0

Someone behind the wheel of a truck hit and seriously injured a man near Dupont Circle earlier this morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of Dupont Circle and Massachusetts Ave. NW around 5:30 a.m. today, according to D.C. Fire spokesman Vito Maggiolo.

The man was conscious at the scene, Maggiolo said. Paramedics rushed the man to the hospital with “serious traumatic injuries.”

The driver who hit the man stayed on the scene after the crash, officials said.

Authorities closed several lanes to investigate the collision for about two hours this morning.

by Tim Regan October 26, 2016 at 8:30 am 0

New York Ave and 4th St. NE, photo via Google Street ViewSomeone behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck drove into and killed a man near Union Market early this morning.

The fatal collision happened near the intersection of New York Ave. and 4th St. NE just after midnight, according to D.C. Police.

The driver of the truck was headed west on New York Avenue when they hit someone in the road, police said. The person who was hit by the truck, a man, died at the scene.

The U-Haul driver remained on the scene, according to police.

Authorities have not yet identified the man who was struck and killed.

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by Andrew Ramonas September 26, 2016 at 9:25 am 17 Comments

A cyclist is in critical condition after a collision with a dump truck in Columbia Heights this morning, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

The crash happened near 11th and Euclid streets NW about 8:30 a.m. The area is about a block north of the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus.

The cyclist was conscious after the collision, but had “potentially life-threatening” injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan said. He described the cyclist as a “young lady.”

She was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

by Andrew Ramonas August 19, 2016 at 7:40 am 0

(Updated at 12:20 p.m.) A 29-year-old man died after someone in a car ran into him and drove off in West End this morning, police said.

The fatal hit-and-run crash occurred at New Hampshire Avenue and M Street NW about 2:45 a.m. The area is between Washington and Dupont circles NW.

The pedestrian, whom police identified as David Narvaez of Arlington, was brought to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Narvaez was crossing the street at the intersection when the driver hit him.

Police are looking for a dark colored vehicle (pictured above) in connection with the crash.

The collision came a day after a deadly car crash in Shaw.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Video via YouTube/MPD

by Andrew Ramonas August 18, 2016 at 8:00 am 3 Comments

(Updated at 11:25 a.m.) A co-owner of Chaplin’s Restaurant died after someone in a Mercedes-Benz hit him in Shaw this morning, according to NBC Washington reporter Mark Segraves.

The crash happened near Chaplin’s at 9th and P streets NW about 2:15 a.m., police said.

The pedestrian, which police identified as 44-year-old Armin Amin-Toomaji of Potomac, Md., was brought to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Amin-Toomaji was crossing 9th Street with another person when the driver hit him.

The driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with police, Capt. Ralph W. McLean of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District said in an email to locals. Alcohol doesn’t seem to have played a role in the collision.

Authorities haven’t released the name of the driver.

by Tim Regan August 15, 2016 at 10:40 pm 0

Five people were injured after the car they were riding in collided with a D.C. Fire and EMS truck in Columbia Heights earlier this evening.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Holmead Place and Monroe St. NW some time after 9 p.m. this evening.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo said the fire truck — which had its lights and siren on — was on its way to a reported fire on the 400 block of Shepard Street NW when it collided with a car containing five people.

The driver of the car and the front passenger were trapped after the crash, Maggiolo said. Both were freed by members of D.C. Fire’s rescue squad.

All five of the car’s occupants were taken to the hospital after the collision. Three were listed in serious condition, while the other two were in potentially critical condition, said Maggiolo.

Four firefighters “appeared uninjured” but were also sent to the hospital as a precaution, he added.

Authorities with D.C. Fire and the Metropolitan Police Department are looking into how the crash occurred.

by Borderstan.com August 9, 2016 at 9:50 am 0

(Updated at 10:55 a.m.) A Metrobus driver had an unspecified “medical emergency” before crashing the vehicle downtown this morning, according to a preliminary report from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The bus wound up on part of a median near 12th Street and New York Avenue NW about 9 a.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS. The driver was traveling on the D4 route, which goes between Ivy City and Franklin Square, WMATA spokesman Richard Jordan said.

Paramedics brought the bus operator to a local hospital, but did not need to treat any passengers for injuries, Jordan said. The driver had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez said.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident, Jordan said, contradicting an earlier report from D.C. Fire and EMS.

Traffic is flowing through the area despite the crash.

by Andrew Ramonas July 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment

2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A Maryland man died after hitting a pickup truck with his car on the western edge of Howard University’s campus last night, police said.

The collision, which killed Vincent King of Wheaton, happened on the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue NW about 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

King, 50, was driving his 2005 Mercedes-Benz south on the street at a “high rate of speed” when he crashed into a 2010 Ford F-150 from behind, according to authorities.

The Mercedes then hit the curb on the west side of Georgia Avenue, rammed into a chain-link fence and a fire hydrant, and overturned. The truck crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed into the curb on the east side of the street, crashing into a tree and light pole, and overturning.

King was pronounced dead on the scene. The Ford driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.

Photo via Google Maps

by Borderstan.com July 1, 2016 at 8:50 am 0

(Updated at 9:30 a.m.) A trash truck collided with a Metro bus in Logan Circle this morning.

The crash happened near the intersection of Vermont Ave. and 11th St. NW around 7:30 a.m. this morning, according Metro spokesman Richard Jordan.

Jordan said the bus was stopped when a trash truck drove its dumpster into it, shattering a window.

Nobody was injured in the collision, Jordan and D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan confirmed.

by Andrew Ramonas June 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm 5 Comments

Cyclist struck on June 28, 2016 on 19th Street NW

A cyclist is in critical condition after a crash with someone driving a car downtown this afternoon, according to authorities.

The collision happened on the 1100 block of 19th Street NW near Nooshi about 1:15 p.m., D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman Oscar Mendez told Borderstan.

The cyclist, who was riding a Capital Bikeshare bicycle, was rushed to a local hospital after the crash.

by Tim Regan May 19, 2016 at 10:20 am 0

Motorcyclist critically injured near Howard May 18

A motorcyclist was critically injured after they collided with a car near Howard University this morning, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

The crash happened near the intersection of 4th St. and Howard Pl. NW just after 9 a.m. this morning, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez.

The motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries, Mendez said. The driver of the vehicle received only minor injuries in the crash.

Police closed 4th Street to traffic in both directions shortly after the crash occurred.

by Tim Regan April 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm 3 Comments

Car Rock Creek

Someone drove off of a stretch of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW and plunged into Rock Creek near the P Street Bridge just after noon today, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

The car — a white sports utility vehicle — ran into the creek some time before 12:10 p.m. today, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Tim Wilson.

Nobody was injured in the crash, Wilson added.

Emergency workers were seen trying to tow the car from the creek around 12:30 p.m.

by Andrew Ramonas March 31, 2016 at 8:40 am 0

       Columns      At Home on the Hill Financial Focus   Crime tape (Photo via Flickr/nullvalue)A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug in connection with a collision that left more than a dozen people injured near a downtown nightclub on New Year’s Day, the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office announced yesterday.

Malik Lloyd of the District yesterday entered the guilty plea for three counts of assault with significant bodily injury, one count of destruction of property and one count of DUI in the crash outside Barcode at 17th and L streets NW.

Lloyd was driving a Chrysler 200 on 17th Street NW when he hit another car about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, prosecutors said. He then drove away and traveled to L Street NW, where he crashed on the sidewalk in front of the club.

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