Five people were seriously injured in a car crash near Eliot-Hine Middle School earlier this afternoon, authorities said.

The crash happened at the intersection of 18th and C streets NE some time before 4:15 p.m. today, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

Though it was unclear how the crash occurred, a video of the aftermath shows it involved at least two cars. One of the cars was flipped on its side.

Video via D.C. Fire and EMS

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A collision involving a Metrobus and another vehicle injured five adults and a child in NoMa this morning, according to officials.

The crash happened near the intersection of Florida and New York avenues NE about 11 a.m., Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokeswoman Morgan Dye said.

The child and four of the adults were brought to a local hospital with minor injuries, D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted. The four adults who were hospitalized were all on the bus, Dye said. But it wasn’t immediately clear if the other people injured were riding the bus, too.

The bus was traveling on the 90 route to the Duke Ellington Bridge when a vehicle made contact with the back of the bus, causing “very minor damage,” Dye said.


Maryland Avenue and 10th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 12 p.m.) A firetruck and another vehicle collided in northeast Capitol Hill this morning, injuring seven people, two of whom were in critical condition, according to authorities.

The crash happened on the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue NE about 9:45 a.m., D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez said.

An initial report to police indicated that the firetruck and a MetroAccess van collided, Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Alice Kim said. But the Metro Transit Police Department has denied a Metro vehicle was involved.

Two people who weren’t in the firetruck and were riding in another vehicle were hospitalized in critical condition, Mendez said. Another person in the vehicle had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Four firefighters were brought to the hospital as well. One of them had serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The other firefighters had minor injuries.

Photo via Google Maps


(Updated at 8:48 a.m.) A driver reportedly plowed through the entrance of the Dolcezza Factory (550 Penn St. NE) near Union Market earlier this morning.

Neighboring business Bullfrog Bagels tweeted about the crash earlier this morning. “Someone drove an SUV through the glass entrance of [Dolcezza Gelato],” the bagel company tweeted.

According to D.C. Police, there was an “accident with injury” and “accident property damage only” called in at approximately 5:43 a.m.

It was immediately if the driver was injured in the crash.

This is the second time this year a driver has run into the building. Someone behind the wheel of a car plowed through the same entrance in January, injuring four people.

Photo via Bullfrog Bagels

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Morning Rundown

650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Three People Injured in Car Crash Near Nationals Park — One man was critically injured and two others were hurt in a car crash about 4:30 p.m. Sunday on South Capitol Street near Nationals Park. The crash may have been the result of a police chase. [WTOP]

Hill East Renovation Company Offers 20-30 Garden Plots for Neighbors — Dila Construction is offering Hill East residents the chance to reserve garden plots outside the renovation company’s new showroom at 1200 Potomac Avenue SE. [Hill Rag]

Possible Snow Tonight Set to Usher In Winter’s Coldest Week — Overnight snow tonight could leave up to two inches of snow in the Capitol Hill area, bringing with it the coldest temperatures of the winter for the next week. [Washington Post]


Police carA person was stabbed on H Street NE after an argument at a sports bar.

Two people started arguing at Half Time Sports Bar at 1427 H Street NE around 2 a.m. Saturday morning, according to police.

After the two people were kicked out of the bar, one person was stabbed by a person who police believe is a friend of the other person who was escorted from the bar.

There was also a stabbing over the weekend near the intersection of M Street SE and South Capitol Street. According to police, a panhandler cut another panhandler in the nose during an argument at 7:50 p.m. Saturday night.

Two police officers and at least three other people were hospitalized early Saturday morning after a collision between a police cruiser, a taxi and an SUV at the intersection of H and 8th streets NE. The crash sent the police car into a store window and the taxi hit a light pole, WUSA 9 reported.

Police are looking into whether the collision began with a police chase and the driver of the taxi was arrested, WJLA reported.

Early in the weekend, police announced that they arrested two boys in connection with a robbery with force and violence that occurred on the 500 block of 4th Street SE on Friday, Nov. 13 about 9:20 p.m.


Morning Rundown

Houses on G Street SE

Group Opposed to Hine Project Development Files Freedom of Information Act Request for ANC Documents — The Hine Coalition, a group of Capitol Hill residents opposed to the Hine Project development next to Eastern Market, have filed a Freedom of Information Act Request for documents related to ANC 6B’s consideration of the project. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Monthly Capitol Hill Area ANC Meeting Roundup — Hill Rag takes a look at what happened last month with Capitol Hill area ANCs, including 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D and 6E. [Hill Rag]

Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident on Maine Avenue SW on Friday — A person driving a car struck a pedestrian just before 8:30 p.m. Friday on Maine Avenue SW. The pedestrian died shortly after arriving at the hospital. [WUSA]

Meet the Neighbors: Hill East’s Spider Lady and Her Famous Halloween House — Lara Walker, 48, is the self-proclaimed “Mama Spider” behind the Capitol Hill spider house at the intersection of 13th Street and South Carolina Avenue SE. Almost every Halloween, the elaborate decorations seem to weave their way out of the brick home. [Hill Now]


Morning Rundown

NoMa sculpture

Driver Crashes Into Metrobus on 11th Street Bridge — A man threatened to jump off the 11th Street Bridge last night after hitting a Metrobus with a stolen car, according to D.C. Fire and EMS Department officials. [WJLA]

Eastern High School Booster Club Looks to Build Support for Ramblers — Two Capitol Hill residents created the Eastern High School Booster Club to raise funds for athletics at the Capitol Hill school. [Hill Rag]

Four-Story Mixed-Use Building Planned for Barracks Row — A development company has submitted plans to build 22 condos and retail space at the corner of 8th Street SE and Virginia Avenue SE with the aim of connecting Barracks Row and Navy Yard. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Public Marina in Navy Yard Slated to Open in Spring — Construction is slated to start soon on a public marina that will run along the Anacostia River from Yards Park to the border of the Washington Navy Yard, according to developer Forest City Washington. [Hill Now]


Morning Rundown

Eastern Market

Pedestrian Dies After Car Crash in NoMa — A 62-year-old woman died last week from injuries she sustained after being hit by a car at the intersection of H and 1st streets NW Sept. 19. [WUSA]

Man Beaten by Teens After Trying to Break Up Fight Near Eastern Market — A man was attacked by a group of teens near the Eastern Market Metro station last week after trying to stop the group from attacking a boy. [NBC Washington]

Mattress Company’s ‘Napmobile’ Visits Capitol Hill — Mattress company Casper parked a trailer with four nap pods near the Eastern Market Metro station over the weekend for passersby to use for free. [Washington Business Journal]

Meet the Neighbors: NoMa’s Trumpeter — Homeless musician Melvin Simpson serenades residents near the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro station. [Hill Now]

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H Street and New Jersey Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A two-vehicle collision in NoMa sent one person to a local hospital this afternoon.

The crash happened at New Jersey Avenue and H Street NW about noon, a D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman said.

A person who was in one of the cars was hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. It wasn’t immediately clear if the individual was a driver or a passenger.

Photo via Google Maps


2400 block of East Capitol Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)One person was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after a four-car accident near RFK stadium this morning.

D.C. Fire and EMS were called to the accident on the 2400 block of East Capitol Street NE at about 8:30 a.m., according to a department spokesperson.

More information on the injured person was not immediately available.

Photo via Google Maps

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Unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NW (Photo via Google Maps)A car hit a pedestrian near Union Station this afternoon, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS Department.

The collision occurred on the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NW, the department tweeted about 3:15 p.m.

The pedestrian was hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo via Google Maps


4th and K streets NE (Photo via Google Maps)A Near Northeast crash involving four vehicles sent two people to a local hospital this afternoon.

The collision happened at 4th and K streets NE about 3:30 p.m., a D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman said.

The two people were hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately clear.

Photo via Google Maps


South Capitol and N streets SE (Photo via Google Maps)A car crash near Nationals Park sent someone to a local hospital this afternoon.

The collision happened at South Capitol and N streets SE, the D.C. Fire and EMS Department tweeted about 3 p.m.

The person was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the person was driving a car. It also wasn’t clear how many vehicles were involved in the crash.

A D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Photo via Google Maps


Morning Rundown

Rowers on the Anacostia River

Breast-Feeding Lounge Opening at Nationals Park  Mothers wishing to breast-feed their babies while visiting Nationals Park now can do so. The ballpark today is set to unveil a breast-feeding lounge where moms can feed their babies in private, without missing a pitch. [Washington Post]

Digital Billboards to Show Missing Girl From D.C. General — Relisha Rudd and other missing children in the D.C. and Baltimore areas will be featured on local digital billboards as part of a campaign by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to find them. The girl disappeared from the D.C. General homeless shelter last year when she was 8 years old. [FOX 5]

Violent Crime Upswing on Capitol Hill — Police statistics show that crime in the Capitol Hill area has increased in the past month. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Car Crashes on H Street NE After Chase by U.S. Marshals, Police Say — A man was arrested yesterday after he crashed a car that U.S. marshals were chasing on H Street NE, according to authorities. [Hill Now]


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