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.

More information from MPD:


by Tim Regan May 9, 2016 at 3:55 pm 1 Comment

police car(Updated at 9:16 a.m. Tuesday) D.C. Police have announced the arrest of a woman they say drove into multiple people and vehicles across the city Saturday evening.

Donnie Lannett Bean, 47, was behind the wheel of a car when she hit “multiple” pedestrians and vehicles in the first and third police districts on Saturday, May 7, starting at approximately 6:20 p.m., according to authorities.

Several of the collisions occurred near areas packed with Funk Parade attendees. Police charged Bean with “leaving after colliding” offenses at the following locations:

  • 900 Block of W St. NW
  • 500 Block of Massachusetts Ave. NW
  • 2000 Block of 10th St. NW
  • 2100 Block of 8th St. NW
  • 800 Block of T St. NW
  • 2000 Block of Georgia Ave. NW
  • 900 Block of Rhode Island Ave. NW

All of the pedestrians hit by Bean sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said. Authorities did not immediately say how many pedestrians Bean allegedly drove into.


by Tim Regan April 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm 2 Comments

DC Fire and EMS ambulanceSomeone behind the wheel of a car crashed into and seriously injured a man downtown this evening.

The crash happened near the intersection of 17th and L streets NW just after 6 p.m., according to Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman for D.C. Police.

The man hit by the car was unconscious but breathing when police arrived and was transported to a local hospital, Carew said.

The crash involved a dumpster and a vehicle and occurred in an alley, according to local journalist Alan Henney.

Police did not immediately provide more information about the collision, and we were unable to reach a representative for D.C. Fire and EMS for comment.

This story will be updated when we know more.

by 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.


by Tim Regan October 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm 0

(Updated at 4:18 p.m.) A D.C. Police officer driving an SUV struck and injured a person near the intersection of Connecticut and L streets NW.

Several witnesses reported seeing the police car hit a person on the crosswalk around 1:44 p.m.

“I was actually walking with a buddy of mine and we heard the sirens, we saw the car zooming, it was like a half a block ahead of us,” said John Slaughter from Portland Oregon. “He swerved, and he couldn’t swerve in time to miss the bystander who had a walking sign and hit them.”

Both the police officer and the person they struck were transported to the hospital, said Police spokeswoman Alice Kim.

The intersection was blocked off shortly after the collision occurred.

by Tim Regan August 13, 2015 at 12:55 pm 1 Comment

A pedestrian was hit by a car and critically injured near the intersection of 9th and R streets NW, D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted around 12:26 p.m.

D.C. Police have since reopened 9th and R streets NW to French Street NW.

by Tim Regan August 5, 2015 at 8:20 am 0

Pedestrian struck at 1700 Desales

(Updated at 8:32 a.m.) A woman was struck by a car on the 1700 block of Desales Street NW, tweeted D.C. Fire and EMS at 8:14 a.m this morning.

Fire and EMS officials on the scene said the woman was not injured and will not be transported to the hospital.

by Tim Regan August 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm 0

1400 Columbia Rd NW

A pedestrian was hit by a car near the intersection of Columbia Road and 14th Street NW in Columbia Heights earlier this afternoon, tweeted D.C. Fire and EMS officials at 12:44 p.m.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, say officials.

Last month, a cyclist was hit by a car at the same intersection but was not seriously injured.

Image via Google Street View

by Jared Holt July 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0

Georgia Ave NW

A pedestrian was struck by a car on the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue NW this afternoon, D.C. Fire and EMS officials tweeted at 3: 25 p.m.

Units arrived on scene within minutes and transported one patient to the hospital with minor injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Méndez said.

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.

by Tim Regan July 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0

Georgia Avenue and V Street NW, Photo via Google Street View

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in front of Howard University Hospital this afternoon at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and V Street NW.

D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted about the incident around 3:19 p.m.

Nine minutes later, authorities tweeted that the pedestrian was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

D.C. Fire and EMS officials were not immediately available to comment on the situation when contacted at 3:26 p.m. this afternoon.


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