Tuesday, April 19, 2005
I hate these types of stories.
James Brian Doherty walked everywhere. The 45-year-old D.C. resident hated driving so much that he didn't have a driver's license. But he worried about getting hit by a car.
A few years ago, after nearly getting clipped in an Adams Morgan crosswalk, he wrote a letter to The Washington Post complaining about the city's reckless motorists.
Yesterday, Doherty was walking home from work just after midnight when a pickup truck went through the crosswalk at 16th and U streets NW and struck him, police said.
He was taken to Howard University Hospital and died there about 30 minutes after being struck.