by Tim Regan October 14, 2016 at 8:30 am 1 Comment

DC Fire and EMS ambulance(Updated at 9:55 a.m.) A man riding a motorcycle was critically injured in a crash near Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant yesterday evening.

The collision happened on the 3100 block of 16th St. NW around 6:45 p.m. yesterday, according to D.C. Police.

“A motorcyclist was traveling northbound in the 3100 block of 16th St. NW when he attempted to swerve to the left of a vehicle, who was also traveling northbound on 16th Street in the far left lane,” police said in a statement. “In an attempt to pass the vehicle to the left, the motorcyclist side swiped the left front of the vehicle. This caused the motorcyclist to cross the double yellow line into oncoming traffic where he struck another vehicle, who was traveling southbound on 16th St. NW.”

The man was thrown from his motorcycle in the crash, police said. Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to the hospital in critical condition.

Authorities closed the intersection for several hours last night, causing some traffic backups in the area:

https://twitter.com/GoForTopherB/status/786728257081188352

Read a full brief of the incident from MPD below:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic accident with injury that occurred on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at approximately 6:46 pm.

A motorcyclist was traveling northbound in the 3100 block of 16th Street, Northwest when he attempted to swerve to the left of a vehicle, who was also traveling northbound on 16th Street in the far left lane. In an attempt to pass the vehicle to the left, the motorcyclist side swiped the left front of the vehicle. This caused the motorcyclist to cross the double yellow line into oncoming traffic where he struck another vehicle, who was traveling southbound on 16th Street, Northwest.

The motorcyclist, an adult male, was then propelled from his motorcycle. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital, where he was admitted and is listed in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.

This case remains under investigation. 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.

by Tim Regan August 24, 2015 at 10:15 am 0

school busA collision between a silver Kia and a school bus in Adams Morgan sent a child to the hospital earlier this morning.

The collision occurred near the intersection of 17th and Fuller streets NW, said D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez.

Mendez said that one person was sent to a nearby children’s hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. It was unclear whether the person was on the bus or in the car.

The crash occurred roughly one block away from H.D. Cooke Elementary School. An employee at the school said that administration had not received any reports of a crash involving one of its buses.

D.C. Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Lerner could not be reached for comment.

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