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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Pedestrians hit in D.C.

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in separate incidents in the morning rush hour, including a woman who was struck by a car at 14th and Madison streets NW at the National Mall at about 9:30, according to D.C. officials.

The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries officials said were not life-threatening.

The other pedestrian, a teen, was hit minutes earlier by a Metrobus at 1300 Stevens Rd SE. He sustained minor injuries, officials said.

Rain is causing reduced visibility on the roads, authorities said.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Allison Klein  | March 10, 2011; 10:17 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, The District, Traffic Accidents  
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I am surprised that more pedestrians are not hit in DC. Everyday I see them walk out in mid block in front of cars and expect them to instantly stop. The worst offenders are those with small children or pushing a stroller. Great role models!

Posted by: katesgram | March 10, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

I am surprised that autoists in DC do not strike more pedestrians. Everyday I see them race down streets, blast through stops signs, and blindly turn right on red without even bothering to stop. The worst offenders are those with small children in the back seat. Great role models!

Posted by: paul5301 | March 10, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I saw the lead-up to the 14th St incident. The pedestrian was jogging and crossed northbound 14th from the east side on a red light, hoping to get across three lanes of traffic that was gridlocked. Unfortunately, she was screen from view by a truck, and struck by a car on the inside lane.

Posted by: GRILLADES | March 10, 2011 8:22 PM | Report abuse

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