Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Don't Talk About It Because Then It Will Happen 

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.

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