Rock Creek Parkway wrong-way crash injuries several, officials say

- Several people were injured in a crash after a driver reportedly drove the wrong way onto one of D.C.'s busiest roadways Thursday morning.

U.S. Park Police say a driver entered Rock Creek Parkway traveling the wrong direction near the area of P Street. The wrong-way driver collided with a northbound vehicle at 6:36 a.m., authorities said.

According to the National Park Service’s website, traffic on the parkway switches over to one way heading southbound, from Connecticut Avenue, beginning at 6:45 a.m. The switch lasts until 9:30 a.m.

The traffic direction is one way heading northbound from 3:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The traffic rules apply Monday through Friday. At all other times, the Parkway is open to both directions of traffic.

D.C. Fire and EMS said three people in the vehicle driving northbound were pulled from the car after the crash and were hospitalized with critical injuries. Officials said the wrong-way driver, who was traveling southbound, suffered minor injuries.

It is unclear what charges, if any, will be filed. The crash is still under investigation.


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