Dump Truck Driver Who Struck Woman Charged in Similar Crash 2 Years Ago: Sources - NBC4 Washington

Dump Truck Driver Who Struck Woman Charged in Similar Crash 2 Years Ago: Sources

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    A dump truck driver accused of running over a woman in D.C. has been arrested in a similar crash that happened two years ago, according to sources familiar with the investigation. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017)

    A man who was behind the wheel when his dump truck mowed over a woman in D.C. Tuesday has been arrested in a similar crash that happened in 2015, sources tell News4.

    Ismael Alvarez, 62, was driving the large dump truck that struck and injured a woman as she was crossing the street Tuesday morning on South Dakota Avenue NE and 33rd Street NE.

    The woman survived but was critically injured. Alvarez stayed at the scene.

    Sources familiar with the investigation said Alvarez was involved in a similar crash two years ago that seriously injured a 22-year-old Gallaudet University student who was walking in a crosswalk on Florida Avenue.

    Woman Struck by Dump Truck in NE DC

    [DC] Woman Struck by Dump Truck in NE DC

    A woman in serious condition after a crash that could cost her a leg. A dump truck hit her as she was crossing the street in northeast Washington. News4's Pat Collins reports.

    (Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017)

    According to court documents, Alvarez was charged with "colliding and fleeing," but he never showed up for trial. After Tuesday's crash, he was arrested in the 2015 case.

    The Gallaudet student also named Alvarez in a $25 million lawsuit against Fort Myer Construction Corporation, the company Alvarez works for.

    According to court records, the student suffered injuries to his brain, broken bones in his legs and arms and other internal wounds. He went through several operations and spent months in the hospital.

    News4 has reached out to Fort Myer Construction Corporation for comment, but has not yet received a response.