Woman Killed in Crash With Truck in NW D.C.

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    A woman riding a moped died after a collision with a flat-bed truck on one of D.C.'s busiest streets. News4's Patti Petitte talked to a witness who ran to a nearby fire station for help. (Published Friday, Aug. 15, 2014)

    A woman died after being involved in an accident with a truck in Northwest D.C. Friday morning.

    Police said 36-year-old Nadia Sophie Seiler of Wheaton, Md. was riding a moped in the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue NW when a truck struck her just before 9 a.m.

    Woman Killed in Crash While Riding Moped

    [DC] Woman Killed in Crash While Riding Moped
    Police have not released details surrounding the accident, but say the woman was riding a moped in the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue NW when there was a collision with a truck. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. (Published Friday, Aug. 15, 2014)

    Witnesses sought help at a nearby fire station, News4's Patti Petitte reported.

    "They were working on her immediately," witness Tim Welsh said. "I mean they came running out -- four of them. They were trying to get an IV in, they were doing CPR, they were doing other things, and they were on her immediately."

    "When an event like this happens, a significant event like this happens in your front door, it can take a toll, but our members are trained to respond appropriately and immediately in circumstances such as this one," said Timothy Wilson of D.C. Fire and EMS.

    A witness told News4 the truck was going the wrong way on 36th Street when it crossed Connecticut Avenue and collided with the moped.

    "He just shot out of nowhere and came across," Danny Pinnock said. "I think he, honestly, came out the wrong way. That's what I think."

    News4 contacted the truck company but has not heard from it.

    "She was just a little, tiny person on a little, tiny moped," Welsh said.

    No charges have been filed against the driver of the truck at this time. Police say their investigation is ongoing.