The intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW has reopened after two people were injured when a car drove into the McDonald’s in Adams Morgan. 

D.C. Fire received a call at about 2:40 p.m. that a car had “lost a battle between it and a McDonald’s” at that intersection, said Battalion Chief Brian Lee, a D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman.


The driver, an adult male, and an adult female inside the McDonald’s suffered minor injuries from the crash, according to D.C. police spokesman Hugh Carew. The cause is still being investigated, he said. 

Two people were taken from the scene to George Washington University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Lee said. But there’s no word yet on if the people are the driver and the woman inside the restaurant. 

The car drove headlong into the McDonald’s, which is located along the popular 18th Street strip of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. 


The units arrived to find that the car did structural damage to the building. Emergency workers have evacuated the McDonald’s and are doing a building assessment.

In addition to the closed intersection, police had also closed 18th Street and Cliffborne Place NW. Most lanes were reopened early this evening.

(ANNE MIDGETTE – The Washington Post)

This post has been updated.