WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - Six people are injured, two critically, after a crash in Southeast, according to D.C. fire officials.
They said a man who was walking down the street when two cars collided at 16th and V streets in the Anacostia neighborhood is in "very critical condition."
The crash happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday.
Police say a man driving a silver Chevrolet sedan collided with a white Chevrolet sedan with a family inside, causing the white car to roll.
Witnesses told FOX 5's Lindsay Watts that the silver Chevrolet ran a stop sign. The white Chevrolet did not have a stop sign. Police could not confirm what caused the collision, but they believe traffic infractions were committed.
A man who lives in the area said he ran to help after he saw the crash and realized two young boys were in the white Chevy.
“People was out here, they started running up the street,” said Kevin, who asked only to be identified by his first name. “I turned around and there was about eight other guys with me trying to help push the car.”
Cell phone video he provided shows one of the young boys after he safely exited the vehicle.
Fire officials say the man driving the white Chevy is in critical condition. The woman and two children in that car were hurt, but their injuries are not life threatening.
Police say the man driving the silver Chevy had non life-threatening injuries.
The man in that car had a stop sign, and the white car did not. Police could not confirm what caused the collision, but they believe traffic infractions were committed.
Some who live in the area said there needs to be a four-way stop at the intersection.
Ronald Thompson said his mother was involved in a similar crash there.
“She was coming south on 16th and the vehicle that hit her was coming west and was running the stop sign and T-boned her,” said Thompson.
He described the intersection as “a game of chicken,” and said the addition of speed bumps in the area could also help people slow down.
“The Department of Transportation in the District of Columbia needs to take seriously our roadways,” Thompson. “Ward 8 is especially devoid of safe roadways.”