On April 12, two people were injured in a motorcycle-pedestrian accident that occurred in Southwest D.C.
According to WUSA9, the crash occurred at 5:55 a.m. on Independence Avenue at the Kutz Bridge. The station reported that the people involved in the accident suffered serious injuries.
US Park Police are reportedly asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or happened to be in the area to contact them. The incident reportedly occurred before the Cherry Blossom 10 mile race. Police can be reached by calling 202-610-8737.
We have been reporting extensively about pedestrian accidents in D.C. This is with good cause—we have read a tremendous amount of stories about how accidents are occurring more often.
As we reported last month, pedestrian collisions in the District increased by more than 20 percent between 2013 and 2014. This in unacceptable. These accidents can lead to death and serious personal injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
Some of these accidents are occurring due to an increased number of people commuting by foot or on bikes in the area, and because of other issues like drunk and distracted drivers. Because of the increase in accidents, the District is studying possible design changes at intersections as part of a transportation safety approach it has dubbed “Vision Zero”, aimed at reducing traffic-related deaths.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it may be wise to contact an attorney. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience working for those hurt by negligent drivers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.