The Washington Post reports that a man was killed while walking across 34th St. and Cleveland Ave. NW. The man was in the process of crossing the dangerous intersection around 7:15 p.m. when he stopped. A car, traveling northwest on Cleveland Ave., hit the man shortly afterwards.
The intersection sits adjacent to the eastern boundaries of the Washington National Cathedral. A neighborhood commissioner reported that the intersection presents multiple traffic hazards and has been a problematic area for traffic.
This is the most recent pedestrian fatality that has happened at a well-known Washington location. It is important for drivers to obey all traffic signs accordingly and slow down around busy intersections and sharp turns to prevent accidents. Pedestrians must use walkways designed to aid in crossing a street safely. This is especially true if there are obstructions that would prevent someone from being able to see if any oncoming traffic is approaching.
A pedestrian accident can happen at any turn of the road. If you are involved with such a case, please contact a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP.