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Witnesses: Man Drives Into Construction Hole, Flees

A driver headed southbound today on 17th Street NE drove his Honda Accord into a construction hole while talking into a cellphone, witnesses said. The car apparently struck a backhoe and was spun into the crevice at the intersection of 17th Street NE and Gales Street NE. Witnesses said the driver then climbed out of the vehicle and left the scene. See video of the scene.

Witnesses: Man Drives Into Hole, Flees The scene of the accident. (Gerald Martineau/Post)
Witnesses: Man Drives Into Hole, Flees Witnesses said the driver left after the accident. (Gerald Martineau/Post)
Witnesses: Man Drives Into Hole, Flees Construction workers laugh it up. (Gerald Martineau/Post)

By Mike McPhate  |  December 30, 2008; 4:01 PM ET
 
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Comments

LOL !! This is darn funny !! Does anyone had video of this via the traffic camera ?

Posted by: rakeshpol | December 30, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama voter.

Posted by: zippyspeed | December 30, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Impount the car and don't let the driver have it back. Well all be a lot safer.

Posted by: askgees | December 30, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama voter.

Posted by: zippyspeed | December 30, 2008 4:36 PM
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Actually, he's Sarah Palin's daughter's REAL baby-daddy, oxycontin and all.

What's in YOUR wallet?

Posted by: ceefer66 | December 30, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Another Darwin Award contender!

Posted by: 7900rmc | December 30, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he was expecting a repeat of the River Road incident and didn't wear his Speedo.

Posted by: gth1 | December 30, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Knucklhead of the week!

Posted by: thetan | December 30, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

What a maroon! Probably a driving school instructor headed to work.

Posted by: Sideswiped | December 30, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

It's delightful to see that Washington finally has a memorial comparable to the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX: http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasArt/Cadillac-Ranch-Amarillo-Texas.htm

Posted by: stephenlgiles | December 31, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

Are you people really so stupid as to have to try to turn everything into political sniping? Pathetic.

Posted by: 1995hoo | December 31, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

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