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Posted at 9:23 PM ET, 09/ 8/2010

2 injured in Florida Ave. NW crash

By Eric Athas

Update,9:41 p.m.:

Two women pedestrians were injured tonight in the Adams Morgan area of the District when a car struck them, authorities said. The car then struck a restaurant.

One of the women was in potentially life-threatening condition after the 8:45 collision, according to the D.C. fire and EMS department. Both were transported to local hospitals; the second woman was reportedly in serious condition.

After striking the pedestrians, the car, described as a four-door sedan, struck the Keren Coffee Shop, an Eritrean restaurant at 1780 Florida Ave., near 18th Street and U Street NW.


-- Ruben Castaneda


Earlier:

Two people were injured Wednesday night after a vehicle crashed into a restaurant on the 1700 block of Florida Ave. NW in the District, according to authorities.

An alert sent out by the Metropolitan Police Department says the road is closed. The Prince of Petworth blog has posted photos of the scene.

We will keep you updated as this story develops.

By Eric Athas  | September 8, 2010; 9:23 PM ET
 
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