A car accident occurred in the lane splitting of the intersection at N St and Connecticut Avenue NW just minutes ago. The intersection is roped off by yellow police tape after a truck SUV smashed into a motorcycle. The man driving the truck was not visibly injured and seen speaking on his cell phone at the scene. It is not known what condition the motorcyclist is in at this time but was seen bleeding and able to move around. As a result of the number of motorcycle accidents being high, enforcement at the intersection has been increased.
DDOT says to expect lengthy traffic delays on the post-work commute today due to the crash.
UPDATE, 4:21 — According to DDOT, North bound Connecticut Avenue is closed from 18th St NW to Dupont Circle. Southbound lanes are open.
More photos from the scene after the jump.
The man in the blue shirt on his cell phone is the SUV driver, according to a source at the scene. He does not appear to be hurt. UPDATE, 4:18 — The man in the blue shirt is a friend of the SUV driver.