Car hits, kills woman at D.C. bus stop; truck kills pedestrian

By Clarence Williams and Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A woman was killed at a bus stop in Southeast Washington on Tuesday in the day's second incident in which someone on a sidewalk in the District was killed by a vehicle, police said.

The woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, was hit by a car that mounted the curb about 7:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, near Southern Avenue, police said.

Police were questioning the driver Tuesday night.

Earlier Tuesday, a man walking on a sidewalk at the northwest corner of 12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE was fatally injured by a pickup about 8:30 a.m. after it collided with a car and the driver lost control, police said.

The truck was headed west on Rhode Island when it struck a car headed north on 12th. It left the road and struck the pedestrian before coming to a stop in the front yard of a residence, police said. Police withheld the identity of the victim pending notification of his next of kin.

Police Lt. Robert Glover declined to speculate whether snow contributed to the crash, saying the accident was under investigation.


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