September 15, 2009 |
The District is ending its safety inspection program for most private cars Oct 1., leading some people to worry that area roads will soon be flooded with unsafe cars that could cause more accidents. Emissions inspections will still be required every two years for all cars and trucks, as required by federal regulations, but motor vehicles that are not used for commercial purposes will no longer have to prove that they are road-worthy. The Fenty administration and the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles persuaded the D.C. Council...
April 21, 2009 |
Two locomotive cars traveling through the District derailed this morning in Southeast Washington. No injuries were reported. The derailment took place about 11:15 a.m. near the 200 block of 33rd Street SE, near Anacostia Park, officials said. It's not yet clear why the cars derailed, said William Hayes, a spokesman for the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Some fuel and oil spilled in the accident, and fire crews are working to contain the spill, Hayes said.
July 29, 2011 |
Several Northern Virginia commuters returned recently to the lots where they had parked to find their cars where they left them; it was the tires and rims that were gone. Prince William County police reported Friday that tires were stripped this month from at least four cars while owners were at work. What appeared to be the latest example of off-road hazards that face people trying to get to work in the area came Thursday in Dumfries at the commuter lot at Jefferson Davis Highway and Dumfries Road.
July 11, 2008
There are two things that Buzz and Ginny Potter have a lot of: love and cars. The two have been inseparable since Buzz took Ginny out in his 1936 Ford in January 1941. Sixty-seven years later, he hasn't given up her or the car. When the two celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in May, Buzz again took Ginny for a ride in the Ford. But that's not the only vehicle that the two have kept for sentimental reasons. Buzz, 90, counts about a dozen at their home in Montgomery County, including the 1931 Harley-Davidson...
September 15, 2013 |
A barefoot woman who had been jumping onto automobiles Sunday on a highway in a Prince George's County was struck and critically injured, police said. The woman was running on Branch Avenue near Suitland Parkway and jumping onto cars there about 3 p.m., said Officer Nicole Hubbard, a police spokeswoman. At one point, Hubbard said, the driver of a car in the southbound lanes applied the brakes after she jumped onto the vehicle. The abrupt stop threw the woman off, and into the northbound lanes, where she was s truck,...
July 11, 2008
If you want to indulge your desire to ogle muscle or vintage cars, check out these local shows in the next few weeks. All events are free. Ebenezer Baptist Church's Annual Classic Car Show Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 13020 Telegraph Rd., Woodbridge, 703-494-2669 More than 30 awards will be handed out to the top cars and motorcycles at this event, which is open to all makes and models. Celebrate Damascus Cruise-In Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Damascus Chevrolet, 26100 Woodfield Rd.,...