Councilman Allen Aids Pedestrian Who Was Hit by Car
Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen gave first aid to a pedestrian who was struck by a car earlier today.
About 11 a.m., Allen witnessed the woman being struck by a car at the intersection of 9th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. He stayed with her until an ambulance arrived, according to a tweet from Allen.
The woman had the light to cross and was in the crosswalk when she was struck.
@20002ist @struckdc I was there. She had light & in xwalk. Gave aid, held her hand & kept her calm til EMS arrived. We also called her boss.
— Charles Allen (@CharlesAllenW6) October 28, 2015
Mark Eckenwiler, an ANC 6C commissioner who was at the scene shortly after the accident occurred said on Twitter it appeared that the woman was hit by a taxi turning left onto Pennsylvania Avenue. He also added that the woman was taken away in an ambulance.
@struckdc Lots of police/paramedics at 9th/Penn NW ~10am. Looked like s/b cab turning L onto Penn hit ped in xwalk; victim on stretcher.
— Mark Eckenwiler (@20002ist) October 28, 2015
Representatives from D.C. Fire and EMS could not be reached immediately to confirm the accident or any information on the victim.
Photo via Twitter/ Mark Eckenwiler