Metropolitan Police Department detectives are investigating a traffic crash that killed five-year-old Allison Hart on the evening of Sept. 13.
According to a press release, preliminary investigation revealed that, at around 6:55 p.m., an individual was driving a Royal Cab Transit van eastbound on Irving Street, NE, and was proceeding through a stop sign after coming to a complete stop. As the driver pulled off from the stop sign, Hart was unable to stop the bike she was riding. She entered the intersection of 14th and Irving Street, NE, into the van’s path. The van struck Hart and then the driver immediately stopped and remained on the scene. Hart was pronounced dead on scene.