Submission: Cyclist Struck at 7th and Constitution, NW

Date: 4/4/11
Approx time: 1PM
Description:
Cluster of 4 cyclists riding single file on the right side of the rightmost traffic lane (cars parked along the street), southbound on 7th Street NW, just south of Constitution. Metro bus passed the back three very closely (within a foot), lead rider about 30 feet ahead of the others was sideswiped and knocked down. Sustained minor injuries – scrapes, bruises, possibly a broken wrist – and was taken away in an ambulance. MTP took statements from the driver, the struck rider, and one of the trailing cyclists.

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at 5th and D, NE

Date: 3/29/11
Approx time: 6PM
Description:
I was crossing the street with about 50 seconds left on the crosswalk when a black woman in a dark-colored sedan plowed through her red light and hit me. She continued to yell that you can turn right on red in DC and I told her that didn’t matter and did she understand that she did not have the right of way and hit a pedestrian as a result. She yelled sorry and drove away.

A witness, the night guard at the building where the accident happened, wrote down the car’s license plate and encouraged me to make a police report and to use her as a witness. I made one as soon as I got home in the case that some physical pain came up later.

The frustrating thing is that I use that bicycle to get to work and am working two jobs and broke. And the bike was not fancy in the first place so to request that she fix it is unrealistic.

-Alexis

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Submission: Cyclist Struck on 14th between U and V

Date: 3/18/11
Approx time: 6PM
Description:
I was biking northbound in the right lane. A bus was pulled over at the bus stop with its rear angled out about halfway into the driving lane. I looked behind me, saw a car about half a block back, and moved to go around the bus. The car apparently didn’t want me in the driving lane (as opposed to the parking lane – the bike lane has ended by then), or maybe didn’t think I had the right of way even though I had been ahead of her the whole time. At any rate, she didn’t slow down or move to the left lane. Instead she sideswiped me in that same lane as we were both going around the bus. Her passenger side mirror hit my elbow and snapped in but didn’t break. I didn’t lose my balance so I kept riding. She looked in her rearview and then zoomed off. It was a new maroon Chevy sedan with Maryland plates. I didn’t get the plate number. I rode on the sidewalk the rest of the way up 14th street after that.

-Ginger Ammon

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Submission: Pedestrians Struck at 15th and Massachusettes, NW

Date: 2/27/11
Approx time: 1AM
Description:
I was hit at 16th and Mass Ave, NW at Scott Circle in the early morning hours of February 27, 2011. Fortunately, I sustained no life threatening injuries; however, I was rendered unconscious and admitted to GW hospital for several lacerations and a concussion. Another person who was walking with me was also hit but not admitted to the hospital. The driver fled the scene and no license plate information was obtained. It was a male driver in a silver Honda.

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Submission: Pedestrian killed and DC Police Officer Hit on Key Bridge

Date: 2/28/11
Approx time: 10:30PM
Description:
One pedestrian and one police officer were struck by two different cars on the Key Bridge very early morning Feb 28.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime-punishment/2011/02/pedestrian-killed-dc-officer-injured-key-bridge

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Submission: Pedestrian Struck at 24th near Calvert, NW

Date: 2/22/11
Approx time: 5PM
Description:
Fire truck & ambulance on scene, police too. EMS were tending to an injured pedestrian who lay on the street.

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at 14th and Pennsylvania, NW

Date: 2/6/11
Approx time: 3PM
Description:
We did not see it happen, but there was a mangled bicycle on the ground and a woman sitting in her SUV with a windshield that looked as if a body had smashed into it from the outside. There were several police surrounding the accident, and there was a second bicycle that was unscathed. It appeared the driver had hit the bicyclist in the bicycle lane.

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at Pennsylvania, 25th, and Lst, NW

Date: 1/14/11
Approx time: 8PM
Description:
A cyclist traveling northwest on Pennsylvania Ave entered the intersection while the light was green. Due to falling snow and icy road conditions, the cyclist proceeded across the intersection slowly and cautiously, during which time the light turned from green to yellow to red. A George Washington University 4-Ride van, waiting to turn left onto 25th Street from the opposite side of Pennsylvania Ave, received a green light and proceeded to turn before traffic had cleared from the intersection. The GWU van’s front end (passenger side) struck the cyclist’s front wheel. The cyclist was knocked to the ground and sustained minor injuries to the chin and legs. Both the van and bicycle were damaged, though only the bicycle was subsequently inoperable.

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at 13th and H, NW

Date: 12/9/10
Approx time: 4PM
Description:
Massive intersection snarl with Mangled Bike in middle of intersection. Fire/EMS on seen. Appeared to be a Cab and/or Bus involved.

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Submission: Cyclist Struck at 13th and H, NW

Date: 12/8/10
Approx time: 4PM
Description:
Massive intersection snarl with Mangled Bike in middle of intersection. Fire/EMS on seen. Appeared to be a Cab and/or Bus involved.

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