A young boy was hit by the driver of a vehicle near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Potomac Avenues SE around 7:45 a.m. the morning of Wednesday, June 1.
The boy was transported to an area hospital. Police said he was “unconscious but breathing”. The driver remained on scene.
Officers did not provide any further information about the circumstances. The Major Crash Unit is investigating, they said.
The intersection is well known in the area as a site of frequent traffic incidents injuring pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and has been pointed to repeatedly by representatives of the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) as a matter that requires critical attention.
As a reminder, @ddotdc is on *YEAR 19* of the process to redesign this intersection with safety in mind. Just this year, @DDOTDCDirector and @DMOIDC deferred funding for yet another year to 2024. How much longer? https://t.co/m9lIGVeutN
— Corey Holman (@coreyholman) June 1, 2022
Improvements to the intersection of 14th Street with Potomac and Pennsylvania Avenues, where the driver of the truck hit the boy, were originally proposed in the 2005 Middle Anacostia River Crossings Transportation Study (MAC).
Although a design for the project has been selected, the project has not yet been funded. If the project is included in the budget, the earliest improvements could be implemented is 2024.