DC driver kills cyclist and fireworks stall worker after ‘medical emergency’ behind the wheel

DC driver kills cyclist and worker at fireworks stand after losing control of truck ‘during medical emergency’ in horror smash ‘which saw one victim DECAPIT’

  • A male cyclist was hit by the pickup after the driver ran a red light before crashing into the fireworks stand, authorities said.
  • The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave Northeast and Minnesota Avenue, Washington.
  • A male cyclist was hit by the speeding pickup truck after the driver ran a red light before crashing into the fireworks stand
  • Both pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene, officials said
  • Police say the driver of the pickup was in a medical emergency when the accident happened
  • One of the victims is said to have been beheaded

A driver lost control of a truck during a medical emergency and hit a cyclist and a fireworks worker, killing them both – and reportedly leaving one victim decapitated.

In Saturday’s incident in Washington DC, both male victims were pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by the silver truck, which was badly damaged by the impact.

None of the killed men have been identified.

The impact occurred around 5:30 p.m. after the pickup driver reportedly ran a red light before crashing into the July 4 fireworks display, Washington DC police said, Fox News reported.

No details about the driver’s identity or medical emergency have been reported.

The truck driver and a passenger were taken to hospital, The Washington Post reports.

It is unclear whether the driver will be charged for the incident.

This is the out of control truck that ran a red light in Washington DC on Saturday, killing a bicyclist and a worker at a nearby fireworks stand, with one victim reportedly beheaded

The crash that killed two male adults occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave Northeast and Minnesota Avenue, Washington.

The crash that killed two male adults occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave Northeast and Minnesota Avenue, Washington.

Local citizen journalist Killmoe News claimed the impact decapitated a victim

Local citizen journalist Killmoe News claimed the impact decapitated a victim

A male cyclist was hit by the pickup after the driver ran a red light before crashing into the fireworks stand.  Washington DC police pictured during Saturday press conference

A male cyclist was hit by the pickup after the driver ran a red light before crashing into the fireworks stand. Washington DC police pictured during Saturday press conference

DC driver kills cyclist and fireworks stall worker after 'medical emergency' behind the wheel

No other people were injured in the crash, officials said.

During the aftermath, a mangled gas station sign and fireworks were seen on the ground.

No fireworks were detonated as a result of the crash, police said.

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