BREAKING: DC police: 4 pedestrians struck by vehicle


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Four pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in downtown Washington, D.C., after a two-car accident caused one car to speed onto a nearby sidewalk and into passersby Tuesday afternoon, according to District of Columbia emergency response officials.

“A two vehicle accident caused one vehicle to jump a curb and strike four pedestrians at K & 9th St. All victims are conscious and breathing. Drivers remained on scene,” the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department tweeted at 3 p.m. local time, less than half an hour after the accident.

The article goes on to state the following:

“What occurred here was we had two vehicles that were traveling south on 9th Street. One vehicle vehicle overshot his turn, his left turn, and actually into the second vehicle, which was pushed up on the sidewalk and it struck four pedestrians that were on the sidewalk,” an unnamed D.C. Metro Police spokeswoman said at the scene. “This has no nexus, we believe, to terrorism.”

According to reports from a police spokeswoman, four adult victims were transported to local hospitals and are in serious but not critical condition.

One woman was pinned under the car, and bystanders had to lift the car to get her free, according to a twitter post by journalist Marina Marraco.

“At this point, it doesn’t appear to be intentional,” the D.C. police department tweeted.

In a press briefing after the accident, a police spokeswoman said the incident is not terror-related, but it was simply a traffic accident.

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