Lexus crashes into truck at 24th and H streets

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A man involved with the incident said a Lexus missed a stop sign and crashed into his truck while he was turning left onto H Street.

A two-car accident occurred at 24th and H streets Thursday morning, according to a man involved in the incident.

Stuart Harrison, a driver for Enterprise Truck Rental, said he was leaving the Residence Inn at about 11:30 a.m. when he came to a “full stop” on the corner of 24th and H streets, an intersection with a four-way stop. While Harrison turned left onto H Street, a man driving a black Lexus on 24th Street missed the stop sign and crashed into Harrison’s truck, he said.

“He was very, kind of wobbly when I was talking to him,” Harrison said. “He was kind of slurring his words a little bit.”

The driver who crashed into him wore a faculty identification badge, Harrison said. University spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said she had not been informed of the crash, and the Lexus driver could not be reached for comment.

The Lexus sustained a broken bumper, cracks in its hood and damage to its right front headlight.

Harrison said the accident caused slight damage to his truck’s bumper. A D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services vehicle transported the other driver to the hospital, he said.

Vito Maggiolo, a D.C. FEMS spokesman, said one fire engine and one ambulance were dispatched to the scene at about 11:47 a.m. following a report of an accident with “possible injuries.”

“Right now it looks like it’s relatively minor in nature, judging from the initial notes,” Maggiolo said.

Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Brianna Jordan said someone called the accident in to MPD at about 11:35 a.m, but that they did not receive a request for their Major Crash Unit. Jordan said she had no more information about the incident and did not know if the drivers sustained any injuries.

At least two MPD officers, one ambulance and one fire engine were on scene. The scene was cleared by 12:55 p.m.

Shannon Mallard and Ed Prestera contributed reporting.

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