16th Street Parking Lot

While this photo does not really capture it, 16th Street ain’t moving this morning.

If you take this route to work I suggest you pick an alternate or prepare to wait.

The buses in the photo took 5 minutes to make it a block.

8 Comments so far

  1. Brian (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 8:38 am

    That might have had something to do with the two buses trying to mate with each other about a 1/2 block north of the right side of the photo. I heard sirens galore this morning and couldn’t see anything from my window, but when I left for work at 16th and Irving there were police, fire, ambulance and a bevy of concerned looking WMATA people with clipboards.

    Two buses had smacked into each other, the rear one looked a little crunched and people were being loaded into ambulances, so I’m sure the news will have something on it later.

  2. Luis (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 8:43 am

    The Post is reporting that an accident occurred when one of the buses had to stop after a car ran a red light at 16th and Irving. The second bus then hit the first one from behind.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 8:46 am

    New Story is coming now. There was an accident at 16th & Irving this morning after a bus was forced to stop short to avoid a car running a red light, causing a rear-end collision. 12 were injured and taken to DC Hospitals.

  4. Bin_round (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 10:00 am

    Who said that red light cameras weren’t a good thing?

  5. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    If there’s no camera there, does it matter at all?

  6. wayan (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    There is a red light camera at 16th and Iriving, and I believe it even looks down Irving Street:

  7. Bin_round (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    Sorry. Let me elaborate.

    If there was a red light camera at that intersection and it seems that there was but pointing in a different direction than where this accident occurred, would it have hindered the car that ran the red light from going through, knowing that s/he will get a ticket in the mail? Just being rhetorical about the red light camera issue and its potential application at this intersection.

    And you are right, does it matter b/c the idiot driver is going to run the light and cause an accident anyway?

  8. wayan (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 11:34 am

    It would matter afterwards, becuase the cops could get the driver easy. Now its a challenge, if even possible. Better yet, we could all watch the driver go through and count how stale that red was.

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