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Woman injured on Connecticut Avenue sidewalk

A car veered onto a Connecticut Avenue sidewalk and struck a woman and a high-rise building Tuesday, before the vehicle careened back into the street and hit two cars, D.C. police said.

The woman who was struck by the car was taken to a hospital after a Honda sedan struck her just north of L Street about 6:15 p.m., officials said.

According to initial accounts, the Honda’s driver lost control of the vehicle and the car turned to the right, hopped a curb and struck the building at 1100 Connecticut Ave. The Honda then veered back to the street, where it hit a taxi and an Audi.

Police shut down two blocks of southbound Connecticut Avenue while they investigated.

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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