Man injured after car goes off road, into Rock Creek

WASHINGTON — A man was injured Friday morning after his car went off the road on Rock Creek Parkway down an embankment and into Rock Creek.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. in the southbound lanes on Rock Creek Parkway near P Street Northwest, said Vito Maggiolo, a D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman.

D.C. Fire and EMS set up a rope hauling system to get the man out of the embankment. The man was taken to the hospital as a precaution but he is expected to survive.

No one else was injured.

Rock Creek Parkway was closed in both directions near P Street since the incident. As of 11:30 a.m., northbound lanes are being diverted to Virginia Avenue Northwest and southbound lanes have been reopened.

A photo of the man's car in Rock Creek. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A photo of the man’s car in Rock Creek. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
DC Fire and EMS responded to an incident Friday morning near Rock Creek Parkway and P Street NW. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
D.C. Fire and EMS responded to an incident Friday morning near Rock Creek Parkway and P Street Northwest. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
One man is injured after his car went off the road on Rock Creek Parkway, down an embankment and into Rock Creek Friday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
One man was injured after his car went off the road on Rock Creek Parkway, down an embankment and into Rock Creek Friday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS) (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
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A photo of the man's car in Rock Creek. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
DC Fire and EMS responded to an incident Friday morning near Rock Creek Parkway and P Street NW. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
One man is injured after his car went off the road on Rock Creek Parkway, down an embankment and into Rock Creek Friday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

WTOP’s Mike Jakaitis contributed to this report. 


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