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Posted at 4:54 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Person pinned in vehicle by tree in D.C.

By Clarence Williams

D.C. police and firefighters Wednesday evening responded to an accident in Southeast Washington, where one person was trapped in a vehicle with a tree on top and electrical wires down, officials said.

Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman, said a vehicle hit a utility pole in the 1800 block of Alabama Avenue about 4 p.m. A tree then fell on the vehicle. Pepco official were called to the scene has been notified and called to the scene to turn off power to the fallen power lines.

In a separate incident, D.C. police are investigating an accident in Northwest Washington, where a woman was hit by a vehicle.

The accident at 13th and Lamont streets NW happened just before 4 p.m., Metcalf said. The woman was conscious and breathing at the scene.

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By Clarence Williams  | January 26, 2011; 4:54 PM ET
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Comments

"Pepco official were called to the scene has been notified and called to the scene to turn off power to the fallen power lines."

WTF?

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | January 26, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

"Pepco official were called to the scene has been notified and called to the scene to turn off power to the fallen power lines."

WP must be saving money on editors!

Posted by: Mr703 | January 27, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

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