Julia Bachleitner, a 26-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle when its driver crashed into a restaurant in Adams Morgan, has died.
On Sept. 8, Chamica Adams of Mitchelville, Md., drove across a traffic island and struck two pedestrians waiting on the island to cross. Adams, 23, then crashed into Keren Restaurant at Florida Avenue and 18th Street N.W. Adams, whose blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit, was charged with driving while intoxicated.
The car struck Bachleitner and Melissa Basque, 26. Bachleitner suffered a broken pelvis, fractured skull and severe head trauma, and she died as a result of her injuries. Basque, of France, suffered a broken leg and serious head and facial injuries in the accident.
Both Bachleitner, an Austrian, and Basque had just arrived in D.C. to start the school term at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies near Dupont Circle.
Adams had been at District, an 18th Street bar just a few blocks away from the crash, shortly before the collision. Adams was also charged with aggravated assault in addition to DWI.