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​Highway Accident Brief: Fatal Pedestrian Collision with Car Washington, DC, October 2, 2016

Executive Summary

​Early on the morning of Sunday, October 2, 2016, an altercation started between four brothers in a restaurant/bar in the 5300 block of Georgia Avenue NW (US Route 29) in Washington, DC. Two of the brothers left the restaurant/bar and got into a 2008 Dodge Charger parked on the avenue just south of the establishment. The 21-year-old driver drove a block and a half north and made a U-turn. About 3 a.m., as the car traveled south on Georgia Avenue in the direction of the restaurant/bar, the driver’s 23-year-old brother ran midblock into the southbound lanes, and the car struck him.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the crash in Washington, DC, was the pedestrian’s decision to run in front of the moving car. Contributing to his poor decision-making was impairment from the effects of alcohol intoxication. Also contributing to the crash was the driver’s impairment from the effects of alcohol, which most likely diminished his ability to detect and avoid the pedestrian.

Accident Location: Washington , DC USA  
Accident Date: 10/2/2016
Accident ID: HWY17SH001, DCA15SS005

Date Adopted: 7/31/2018
NTSB Number: HAB1811
NTIS Number:  

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