On January 01, 2009 at 3:40 a.m., the United States Park Police were notified of a motor vehicle crash on Maine Avenue.
Initial investigation revealed that a Volkswagen sedan bearing Maryland registration was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Maine Avenue, east of Independence Ave. The VW sedan collided head on into a Nissan pick up truck bearing Pennsylvania registration heading eastbound.
The VW sedan was occupied by the driver and two passengers. The front seat passenger suffered life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. The driver and other passenger were treated for lesser injuries. The driver is cooperating with the detectives in the investigation.
The Nissan pick up truck was occupied by the driver who suffered life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.
The United States Park Police Criminal Investigators and the Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash. Anyone with information about this incident, please call the United States Park Police, Criminal Investigations Branch on (202) 610-8737.