Woman struck by vehicle near Anacostia’s Big Chair

A pedestrian was struck and injured Thursday afternoon near Anacostia’s landmark Big Chair in Southeast Washington, which shut down a major neighborhood corridor for about 45 minutes, D.C. police said.

The accident happened in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue just after 4 p.m., said Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman. Officers found a woman conscious and breathing, and she was taken to a hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

Authorities reopened the road about 4:45 p.m., but lingering delays are possible.



Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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