Happy Friday! Here are some top local stories to start your day and what to expect this weekend:

An unsteady road to recovery. A Silver Spring woman battles back from brain injury after she was hit by a car in October, nearly making her one of thousands of U.S. pedestrians killed by vehicles each year.


View Photo Gallery: Danalee Ariel Casey was hit by a car in October 2011, leaving her with broken limbs and in a nearly three-week coma. Just a few months later, Casey is on the road to recovery through rehabilitation.

D.C. food trucks face zoning, other regulation changes. Current regulations, on the books for 30 years, don’t account for the new era of mobile vending.

Man found dead lit himself ablaze, police said. The man found burned to death in a Bladensburg apartment lit his clothing on fire while he was cooking. Read more on Crime Scene.

Today on PostLocal.com:

— Read the latest reports from the Maryland and Virginia legislative sessions.

— Plan your weekend with help from the Going Out Gurus.

— Find out if snow is in the weekend forecast and the best way to navigate roads and Metro closures this weekend, courtesy of Capital Weather Gang and Dr. Gridlock.

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View Photo Gallery: Take a look into the area’s food trucks, which have more than doubled in the last year.