Dirt bike rider dead following collision with DC police car

WASHINGTON — A man is dead after his dirt bike collided with a police cruiser Friday afternoon in Northeast D.C.

The accident occurred at 1:21 p.m. at the intersection of Fitch Place and Division Avenue.

Rachel Reid, a D.C. police spokeswoman, said there was no evidence to believe that officers were involved in a pursuit.

The use of dirt bikes and ATVs on area roads is illegal. Area authorities have struggled to stop gangs of dirt bike and ATV riders who ignore traffic laws.

Below is a map with the location near the incident:

This is a developing story. Stick with WTOP News for additional updates.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer.

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