DC police search for red Honda that hit a pedestrian and fled

D.C. police are asking for the public’s help to find a car involved in a hit-and-run on Thursday in Northwest that left a pedestrian in critical condition.

D.C. police said the crash happened around 7:50 p.m., when a red Honda (possibly an Accord) going eastbound in the 1600 block of U Street Northwest approached the intersection of 16th and U streets at a high rate of speed.

The Honda went through a red light and made a left turn onto New Hampshire Avenue, where a man was walking in a marked crosswalk. Police said the Honda lost control and hit the man and then fled the scene.

The red Honda was last seen traveling northeast in the 2000 block of New Hampshire Avenue Northwest.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50411.

Anna Gawel

Anna Gawel joined WTOP in 2020 and works in both the radio and digital departments. Anna Gawel has spent much of her career as the managing editor of The Washington Diplomat, which has been the flagship publication of D.C.’s diplomatic community for over 25 years.

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