3 Pedestrians Struck on North Capitol Street

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Scene of crash involving 3 pedestrians in NW D.C. (credit: DDOT)

Scene of crash involving 3 pedestrians in NW D.C. (credit: DDOT)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Six people, including three pedestrians, were hurt in a crash near Union Station in Northwest Washington.

Police said a vehicle was trying to get through a light at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street NW around 8 a.m and hit two pedestrians. A second vehicle hit the first vehicle and another pedestrian was injured.

D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali said one of the pedestrians was pinned and trapped under the van and taken to a hospital in critical condition. The other pedestrians and one occupant of a vehicle were also injured.

A witness on the scene told WNEW’s John Domen that an SUV ran through a red light, picked up speed, hit a traffic light pole and then hit the pedestrians. The vehicle did not slow, the witness said, until it t-boned a white catering van.

WNEW’s John Domen contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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