Monthly Archives: September 2010

Traffic Safety from MPD Annual Report

MPD dedicated one page of a 56-page report to “Traffic Safety:” Significantly, the top says: Fatalities, 2005–2009 Forty-eight percent of the traffic fatalities in the District of Columbia have involved pedestrians. Pedestrian and total fatalities have dropped significantly since 2007. … Continue reading

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at Independence and 6th, SE

Date: 9/20/10 Approx Time: 7AM Description: Taxi cab driver ran a red light heading eastbound on Independence Ave., striking the cyclist riding northbound in the bike lane on 6th St SE. Cyclist was taken to GW Hospital and sustained a … Continue reading

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at Calvert St, NW and Adams Mill Rd, NW

Date: 9/16/10 Approx Time: 9AM Description: A van cut through an opening in traffic to try to get into a gas station. The driver did not see the cyclist coming in the opposite direction in the bike lane. The cyclist … Continue reading

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Submission: Pedestrian Struck 14th and T, NW

Date: 9/10/10 Approx Time: 2PM Description: I’ll start out by saying that no one was injured. I work as a nanny and I was walking my charge, in his stroller, south on 14th Street, on the west side of the … Continue reading

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Submission: Cyclist Struck 3400 Block of Nebraska Ave

Date: 9/9/10 Approx Time: 1PM Description: A woman driving a silver Acura SUV with MD plates turned right out of parking lot and hit a young male cyclist who was in the crosswalk with a walk signal. The cyclist swore … Continue reading

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Two Pedestrians Struck at 18th/Florida/U

Image courtesy of James Calder. You’ve probably already seen the many reports on this accident last night. I’ve been having a hard time with this because it is literally close to home – I live two blocks away. I’ve probably … Continue reading

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DC Ranked #7 in World’s Most Deadly Cities for Pedestrians

one pair of shoes = one pedestrian. Pedestrian Fatalities per 100,000 residents: 1. Atlanta 10.97 2. Detroit 10.31 3. Los Angeles 7.64 4. Baltimore 7.54 5. Philadelphia 6.22 6. Chicago 5.89 7. Washington D.C. 5.74 8. Milwaukee 5.68 9. San … Continue reading

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at 15th and Independence, SW

Date: 8/31/10 Approx Time: 8PM Description: Bike traveling n on 15th, crossing Independence with the light. Car traveling south turned left into cyclist. No serious injuries driver remained on scene. Park police on scene.

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