Woman Struck With Car After Sexual Assault Attempt

A man struck a woman with his car after she escaped an attempted sexually assault, and police say he's still on the loose.

The victim was walking in the area of South Capitol Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SW on Feb. 1 when she accepted a ride from an unknown man around 4:30 a.m. Police say the man drove the woman to a house in the 3100 block of South Dakota Avenue NE, where he demanded sex.

According to investigators, the victim was able to escape, but was struck when the suspect got back into his car and hit her. He then fled the scene.

Police did not comment on the woman's condition.

The suspect is describes as a 5'11" to 6' tall black man in his 40s. Police say he has a dark complexion, bald head, thick chest and slight facial hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatsuit and dark blue jeans. The vehicle was described as a dark blue or green sedan.

Anyone with information should call police at 202-727-9099.

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