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Washington, DC - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Washington, D.C. – The nation's capital with the worst traffic in the country

Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington, D.C. is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 22nd-most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the work week. Beyond the federal government, some of the major employers in Washington, D.C. include Capital OneKeller Williams Capital Properties2UGreat American Restaurants, and HITT Contracting.  Nearby attractions include George Washington's Mount VernonThe National Gallery of Artthe Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial.

The Climate of Washington, D.C.

Washington is in the humid subtropical climate zone and exhibits four distinct seasons. Its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water. Spring and fall are warm, while winter is quite cool with annual snowfall averaging 15.5 inches. Winter temperatures average around 38 degrees F from mid-December to mid-February. Summers are hot and humid with a July daily average of 79.8 degrees and average daily relative humidity around 66%. The combination of heat and humidity in the summer brings very frequent thunderstorms, some of which occasionally produce tornadoes in the area. For the current weather conditions in Washington, D.C., go here.

The major roadways serving Washington, D.C.

Interstate 66 runs from Middletown, Virginia, and its eastern terminus is in Washington, D.C. Interstate 270 is a 34.70-mile auxiliary Interstate Highway in Maryland that travels between I-495, the Capital Beltway, just north of Bethesda, Montgomery County and I-70 in the city of Frederick in Frederick County. The George Washington Memorial Parkway runs along the Virginia side of the Potomac River and provides a scenic route to the nation’s capital.  Interstate 295  runs southwest from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. and provides a scenic route between the two cities as well as an alternative to driving on I-95. Interstate 95 Interstate 95 is the major highway on the east coast, extending 1,925 miles from Maine to Florida. The road serves some of the most populated areas of the country and includes several toll roads.

In Accident Data Center, find information about recent Washington, D.C. accidents here:

Washington, D.C. car accidents;

Washington, D.C. pedestrian accidents;

Washington, D.C. aircraft accidents;

Washington, D.C. truck accidents;

Washington, D.C. bicycle accidents;

Washington, D.C. boating accidents;

Washington, D.Cmotorcycle accidents;

Washington, D.C. train accidents;

Other types of accidents in Washington, D.C.

Major hospitals in Washington, D.C.:

George Washington University Hospital;

Howard University Hospital;

Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Legal information for Washington, D.C. accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Washington, D.C., many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

What to do after a serious injury accident in Washington, D.C.

When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Washington, D.C., the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.

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9
Percent of U.S: 
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State: 
Virginia

Most recent accident reports

A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck while crossing the street in Southeast D.C. Monday.
Date: 
Sunday, December 22, 2013
A man was killed Sunday evening after a hit-and-run accident in Woodbridge, Prince William County police said.
Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Roadway: 
Occoquan Road
Two people were hospitalized following a four-vehicle, chain-reaction crash Thursday around 7 p.m.
Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Roadway: 
Oxon Hill Road
Type: Car Accident
Frances M. Parsons 90, was struck and killed by a SUV Wednesday while walking a dog outside a Southwest Washington apartment building, D.C. police said.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
A 90-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car Wednesday as she walked near the Southwest Waterfront, officials say.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Roadway: 
7th Street SW

Anne Arundel County officials say a 34-year-old man died after he was shocked while putting up Christmas lights.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown
A Chambersburg woman died in a head-on collision along the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 this morning in Southampton Township, Franklin County, state police said.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Roadway: 
I-81
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
A man died early Tuesday in a car crash in Upper Marlboro.
Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Type: Car Accident

Two people died and six more are in the hospital after a serious car crash Saturday in Prince George's County.

Two of those hurt are children; both are hospitalized. One is in critical condition and the other is in serious condition.

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
Two Loudoun County women are out of the hospital after a collision with a deer Thursday.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Witnesses say the driver killed in a single-vehicle accident in Springfield may have been racing another car at the time.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A woman was killed, and a man hospitalized, following a crash earlier today on Edensville Road in Hamilton Township, Franklin County.
Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
Roadway: 
Edensville Road
Type: Car Accident
A Virginia man died of injuries from a car crash Tuesday after his car collided with another vehicle Monday morning in Manassas.
Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Clifton man died early Monday after he lost control of his car and it crashed in the Oakton area, Fairfax County police said.

Date: 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Roadway: 
Jermantown Rd.
City: 
Oakton, VA
Seven people were injured -- two of those suffering life-threatening injuries -- in a three-car crash on Branch Avenue at Allentown Road in Prince George's County Saturday night.