Four people are recovering after a violent Wednesday afternoon car crash on the streets of Washington, DC.
A crowd of reporters and city officials were standing nearby preparing for a press conference when the crash occurred.
A Cadillac carrying two people struck an SUV carrying three people at Pennsylvania Avenue and Alabama Avenue, causing the SUV to flip.
“They hit me from the back and flipped my vehicle over,” said Herman Smith, the driver of the SUV and the only person involved who wasn’t hospitalized.
Witnesses rushed to the scene to help remove the passengers from the vehicles.
“I gotta be honest with you, it looked even worse than the fire chief described,” said D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, who was nearby with other government officials preparing for a news conference.
Two passengers had to be cut out of the vehicles and airlifted to local hospitals. Four people were hospitalized, but their conditions are unknown.