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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Donovan McNabb’s front yard invaded by hit-and-run driver

A hit-and-run driver damaged a fence at the home of Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post )

McNabb at the Redskins/Eagles game last fall. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Redskins watchers, don’t jump to any conclusions just yet: The tire tracks in Donovan McNabb’s front yard were not caused by a moving truck.

Instead, the quarterback’s Great Falls spread was victim of a rather dramatic hit-and-run that took out his substantial metal fence over the weekend.

Look at that! Can you believe they drove away from that, whoever they are? (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)
According to Fairfax County police, an unknown vehicle was traveling north — or perhaps “careening north,” might we guess? — on Seneca Road, a two-lane route with plenty of curves and dips and a 30 mph limit. Around 2 a.m. Saturday it apparently crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting a mailbox on the far side, before veering back to the right and straight up onto McNabb’s property.

Unlike many McMansions in the area, the McNabb home sits fairly close to the roadway, with the high metal fence just a few feet from the asphalt. We checked it out Tuesday: The fence was broken apart, a large portion caved in.

And yet — amazingly, whoever was behind the wheel managed to somehow keep driving and hightail it out of there. No suspects have been identified.

McNabb’s wife Raquel spoke to us briefly and said the family (they’ve got four young kids) was not home over the weekend so did not hear the crash.

“I hope whoever did it is okay,” she said.

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