2 children struck by car in Northeast

Two young children are in the hospital after they were struck by a driver in Northeast D.C. Tuesday morning.

D.C. police said the children are 3 and 6.



The kids were walking on 20th and Randolph Street in Northeast near Perry Street Prep School when they were struck.

Police said their conditions are not life-threatening.

Police said the driver stayed on the scene.

A witness, Jeff Wetzel, was walking with his partner when the crash happened.

“Bam, and then you hear the mom screaming,” Wetzel told WTOP.

Wetzel called on leadership to step up to make the roads safer.

“If your behavior is bad driving right now, there seems to be no consequences. It seems that no one gets in trouble,” he said. “And so it’s the perception of that, that leads people to make the choices that they make.”

The incident follows a crash where a 9-year-old was hit by vehicle while outside of a crosswalk near a D.C. school on Friday. Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered that the road be closed until they can install new traffic cameras.

A man was hit by a car on Monday in the same area near Wheeler Road and Mississippi Avenue. He was hospitalized with minor injuries.

A second 9-year-old was struck during a hit-and-run in a separate incident while riding his bike in Northeast D.C. on Friday.

WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer contributed to this report.

Andrew Alsbrooks

Andrew Alsbrooks is an Associate Producer at WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Andrew worked for NBC Washington and he currently works at NBC Sports Washington from time to time. Finding the “why” in every story is what drives him to put his best foot forward on any topic that faces him.

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