Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Daily Rider Damaged Last Night
Photo provided by @TheDailyRiderDC
H Street bicycle shop The Daily Rider (1108 H St NE) saw its front glass door damaged in a series of unfortunate events that began when a vehicular accident that occurred on the 1100 block of H Street late last night.
Update: Follow up reporting from Inked implies that the damage to The Daily Rider's glass door was caused during an attempt to repair the damaged gas line in front of Newsom, which was struck during the incident. The Daily Rider Twitter page confirms this account of damage being caused by DCFEMS attempting to repair the gas line.
Video of the vehicle that allegedly ran headlong into the gas line next door to The Daily Rider is included after the jump (although there is no video footage of the vehicle actually striking anything, just the aftermath). Video of someone (likely the driver) being arrested can also be seen in the video.
(Video shot by Christopher Schuler)
A photo shot by Media Mike DC shows the vehicle at the center of this entire mess crashed into the front of Newsom (where the gas line was damaged).
Update 2: An eagle-eyed anonymous commenter spotted that the vehicle has not moved as much as I initially thought between the time Media Mike's photo was taken and the video was shot. On closer inspection, it looks like the vehicle merely reversed a bit after striking the wall, perhaps in some ill-fated attempt to flee the scene? In any case, the driver is clearly in custody now.
When tweeted for a comment, @thedailyriderdc responded in rather zenlike fashion by writing "Makes for an interesting day. #smallbusiness"
No official requests for donations to help fix the window have come in yet, but please stop in and patronize the shop to help them pay off the cost for repairing the damage. They have very reasonable bike repair prices and plenty of great bike accessories that would make good holiday gifts for the cyclist in your life.
Thanks to the anonymous commenter who posted in response to this entry for spotting the tweet from The Daily Rider's Twitter account regarding the source of the damage to their front door!
Posted by Alan Page at 10:49 AM