Out-of-Control Driver Wrecks Georgetown Business


A driver was speeding and smashed into the Ally Banks Interiors storefront last Wednesday night, as his car went out of control and flipped over. The accident happened around 10 p.m. and closed the 1600 block of Wisconsin until 6:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13. The driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to D.C. Fire & EMS, which pulled him out of the car.

Ally Banks — whose store opened at 1661 Wisconsin Ave. NW in November — wrote on social media: “Sad to report that a car ran into our store front last night and caused major damage to the bottom half of our store. We will have to close for a few weeks while we rebuild. In the mean time, we will work to get our products all on line so you can continue to shop. Brighter days ahead and looking forward to a reopening celebration in the Spring!! Thanks to those who have reached out and offered their love and support.”

The incident along the Book Hill shopping area of Georgetown is still “under investigation,” Commander Duncan Bedlion of the Metropolitan Police Department told The Georgetowner. “The driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction.”

D.C. Fire & EMS on the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, Jan. 12. Photo courtesy Tove Robberts.

 

Damage along the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, Jan. 12. Photo courtesy Tove Robberts.

 

Damage along the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, Jan. 12. Photo courtesy Tove Robberts.

 

D.C. Fire & EMS on the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, Jan. 12. Photo courtesy Tove Robberts.

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