Cyclist Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver Wednesday


A cyclist was struck by a hit and run driver on the 300 block of H Street NE Wednesday, police said.

Officers said they received a call at around 4:41 p.m. reporting an accident involving a cyclist.

That accident has been classified as a Hit and Run. The lookout is for a white van.

The victim is an adult female who was transported to a local hospital, conscious and breathing.

The accident took place near the ghost bike memorializing 19-year-old Malik Habib. Habib died in June 2018 after his bike tire got stuck in the street car tracks. He was struck by a tour bus on the 300 block of H Street NE.

On social media, some have cited the tracks as a factor in this accident as well.

Representatives for MPD did not comment further on her status, except to say that The Major Crash Unit has not been called. That unit investigates  all fatal traffic crashes as well as very serious crashes that may lead to death in the future.