The District’s lone (non-voting) representative in Congress is suing the city government over a fender bender.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton—or more accurately, her insurance company Allstate—says the District needs to pony up $5,800 to cover the repairs to Norton’s 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. The repairs were needed as a result of a collision at the intersection of North Carolina Avenue and 8th Street SE with a police cruiser last summer.
According to Norton’s lawsuit, which was filed late last month by Allstate on Norton’s behalf, the cop caused the accident by speeding through a red light in a negligent fashion. But according to a copy of the traffic crash report filed by the Metropolitan Police Department, it was Norton’s fault for not yielding to a police vehicle that had its lights and sirens on while responding to an emergency call.
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