DC Pedestrian Dies After Car Accident At “Very Problematic” Intersection

Continuing the recent rash of fatal and serious pedestrian accidents in Washington, DC, a man was killed when crossing the street in the shadow of Washington National Cathedral, at the intersection of 34th Street and Cleveland Avenue Northwest.

Washington DC Police reported that the man was crossing the street when he suddenly stopped and was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Police think that the historically dangerous DC intersection was to blame for the pedestrian death, not any error on the driver’s part. The car was driving northwest on Cleveland Avenue at the time of the fatal car accident and the accident occurred at 7:15 pm on Monday.

Police have not been able to identify the pedestrian even after local interviews. The man appears to have been in his mid-70s and wore blue pants and brown New Balance sneakers. He was rushed to Washington Hospital center where emergency workers pronounced him dead.

Earlier in the week, a 76-year-old man was killed in Northwest Washington, DC, in a similar pedestrian accident. In Maryland on November 11, a secret service car involved with the protection of Vice President Joe Biden was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident. According to multiple reports, the vehicle struck a pedestrian in Temple Hills, MD, just after 3 in the morning. Biden was not in the vehicle at the time of the fatal Maryland pedestrian accident. Both accidents are still under investigation.

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