Traffic near Franklin Square significantly slowed down at the start of the evening rush hour Wednesday after a pedestrian was struck by the driver of a vehicle at the intersection of 14th and I streets NW. The pedestrian has been transported to an area hospital “with serious but non-life threatening injuries,” according to a D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesperson. The incident occurred around 5 p.m., and the normal flow of buses and cars that circulate around Franklin Square has since resumed.
Other than a few FEMS and Metropolitan Police Department vehicles, two sedans were stopped for several minutes in the intersection, with one partially blocking the east-west crosswalk on 14th Street NW located on the south side of I Street. After drivers pulled them out of the intersection to stop blocking traffic, one of them, which was red, had a noticeable dent on its front. It’s pictured below:
Photos by Andrew Giambrone