A man died in the driveway of his home in Glover Park after being pinned by his own car against an outside wall, D.C. Fire and EMS reported. What is believed to be a bizarre accident — the automobile apparently rolling downhill against the man — happened in the rear alley of the 2300 block of Tunlaw Road NW. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“It does appear to be an accident based upon preliminary indicators,” Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Robert Glover told the press, also reporting the incident at the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting that evening.
Many houses in Glover Park have driveways in the rear that connect to narrow alleyways. Most of those driveways slope down to the basement level of the homes and residents back in to park their cars facing the alley.
A relative checking on the man, who did not respond to calls earlier, discovered him in the driveway around 10 a.m. on Sept. 5.
“Neighbors said they heard a commotion Tuesday night but didn’t know what to make of it,” reported NBC4 News, adding: “Neighbors said the man lived there for 20 years or more. He worked for the International Monetary Fund, and his son had just left for college, leaving the man alone in the house.”
MPD told The Georgetowner: “At this time, the incident appears to be accidental; however, this case remains under investigation. No further details have been released from our agency.”
The victim’s BMW was left in the driveway after he was extracted.