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Bicyclist struck and killed on N.Y. Ave.

2:55 A.M. UPDATE:The bicyclist was struck by a D.C. National Guard vehicle, according to a statement from the Nuclear Security Summit Joint Information Center. D.C police are investigating the incident.

The intersection is about four blocks southwest of the summit site, and was outside the area that was closed to traffic, but at a place where parking was restricted

7:23 P.M. UPDATE: A bicyclist was killed Monday night after she was struck by a vehicle connected with the Nuclear Security Summit being held at the Washington Convention Center, authorities said.

The bicyclist, a woman, was hit about 6 p.m. at the corner of 12th and New York Avenue NW, said D.C. police spokesman Quintin Peterson.

"It was horrific," said a woman who declined to give her name, but was clearly shaken after seeing the incident as she emerged from a nearby restaurant.

Further details were not immediately available.

-- Martin Weil

6:40 P.M. UPDATE: The District Department of Transportation reports that a pedestrian was struck at 12th Street and New York Avenue NW. More details to come. Expect additional delays in the area. .

6:05 P.M. UPDATE: Traffic is backing up at 11th and K streets NW and Massachusetts Avenue and L Street NW.

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5: 40 P.M. UPDATE: Despite smooth going in most of the District, despite the closing of a wide swath of the downtown core, traffic problems did appear on the Beltway. Maryland-bound traffic was crawling across the American Legion Bridge, with delays extending from the I-270 Spur into Virginia. Traffic improves noticeably after that.

5:33 P.M. UPDATE: Dr. Gridlock reports that D.C. streets east of the barriers around Mount Vernon Square, including those approaching I-395, remain relatively calm in all directions.

Original post: Dr. Gridlock reports that D.C. police are very active at downtown intersections this afternoon. They are occasionally halting traffic at major intersections, such as those along 14th Sreet. NW. There are more motorcades and there is somewhat more
gridlock than this morning.

The District Department of Transportation has reported some areas as having congestion issues, such as 11th Street NW at Massachusetts Avenue. DDOt officials said drivers should avoid that intersection.

The agency says those driving southbound on 10th Street must turn right at L Street.

[This post has been updated]

By Michael Bolden  |  April 13, 2010; 3:55 AM ET
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My Orange Line train coming home was jammed packed so not everyone stayed home today. I thought that my office building was only in a no street parking area. My co-workers and I were surprised to see fencing at the edge of the sidewalk, military vehicles, and police at the intersections this morning and throughout the day. The streets were closed periodically for motorcades and there were definitely more motorcades in the afternoon than this morning.

Posted by: NovaCath1 | April 12, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of struck pedestrians, women have been illegally selling flowers from the medians at the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE for, oh, about ten years now. One of them is going to get accidentally hit one of these days.

Posted by: RepealObamacareNow | April 12, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

I don't know how anyone can ride a bike in DC without getting killed. You couldn't stop fast enough for all the cars or pedestrians going every which way.

Posted by: SusanMarie2 | April 12, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Thank you phoney baloney nuclear summit. Really worth it. What a deterrent.

Posted by: FiatBooks | April 12, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Did the envoy even stop to help the girl they killed, or where they so self absorbed and inportant they had no time or thought of it.

More informantion please.
Which Country's envoy?

Posted by: dottydo | April 12, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Did the envoy even stop to help the girl they killed on the bicycle, or where they so self absorbed and inportant that they had no time or thought of it.

More information please.
Which Country's envoy?

Posted by: dottydo | April 12, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

I was walking home and saw the heavy presence at this intersection, outside the summit zone, and wondered what had happened. How did this tragedy happen?? Bicycles are part of traffic, just as legitimate as cars, and far more at risk in collisions.

Posted by: matt731 | April 12, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Some will say it's just collateral damage, and life will go on.
I say a young life has been lost, and we should all mourn.
And learn that collateral carnage is unacceptable, whether here or abroad.

Posted by: mtpeaks | April 12, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

If one bicyclist has to die to save the world from nuclear terrorism, isn't it worth it?

Posted by: jiji1 | April 13, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Obama has made the world safe again. Collateral damage takes on a new, real meaning.

Posted by: fireball72 | April 13, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

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