Struck in DC this week: 7 pedestrians, 3 cyclists
On a visit to the scariest places in our region for Halloween, WAMU's Metro Connection visited the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Benning Road NE.
WAMU transportation reporter David Schultz brought WAMU's Rob Sachs to this intersection because it is the most dangerous for pedestrians in the District. Schultz and Sachs attempted to cross the intersection and, like so many others, almost got hit by turning drivers. You can listen to their experience.
Until our intersections are no longer scary places, we map cyclist and pedestrian crashes in the District each week.
The source for this data is Struck in DC, which has been tracking crashes on Twitter since June 1. While it is not a comprehensive listing of all pedestrian and cyclist incidents on our city's streets, Struck in DC does keep tabs on reports from DC Fire/EMS and other sources. The goal is to raise awareness of the approximately 8-12 pedestrians struck daily and the room for improvement in data collection of bicycle and pedestrian crashes in the District.
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