A 33-year-old man died Friday after he was struck by a car whose driver was pulling away from a curb early Thursday near the U Street corridor in Northwest Washington, according to D.C. police.
The victim was identified as Clinton Norman. Police said in a statement he lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., though public records show he lived in an apartment near Thomas Circle and worked at a retail shop, CB2, in Georgetown.
A manager of the M Street store, a brand of Crate & Barrel that provides more modern goods geared to younger shoppers, confirmed Norman worked there as a sales associate.
Dwayne Sawyer, who has managed clubs along U Street, described Norman as a patron who was well known by regulars. “He was always cool and very engaging,” said Sawyer, 45. “I know everybody loved him.”
Police said Norman was struck about 2 a.m. in the 2100 block of Eighth Street NW.
Police said the driver of a silver Volkswagen Golf was pulling away from the curb on the east side of Eighth Street “when he realized he struck something.” Police said he looked in his rearview mirror and “noticed an individual lying in the street.”
The driver called 911, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said Norman died Friday.
Police did not make any other details about the incident available Friday. No charges have been filed, but the investigation remains open, police said.