Washington, D.C. - A stolen car crashed in Northwest D.C. on Wednesday evening, injuring an elderly parent who was inside the vehicle. The carjacking occurred on Irving Street NW.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), officers responded to a report of a stolen car crash at around 6:30 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a crashed car and an injured elderly woman inside.

The victim, identified as an 82-year-old woman, was conscious and breathing when officers arrived. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim's son told police that he and his mother were driving in his car when they were approached by two men. One of the men pointed a gun at the son, demanding the keys to the car. The son complied, and the suspects fled in the stolen vehicle.

The stolen car was later involved in a crash on 16th Street NW near Irving Street NW. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

MPD is actively investigating the incident and searching for the suspects.

Suspect Descriptions

  • Suspect 1: Male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie and a ski mask
  • Suspect 2: Male, wearing a dark-colored jacket and a ski mask

Vehicle Information

  • Stolen Vehicle: 2019 Toyota Camry, white in color, with Virginia license plate VFE-3495

Additional Information

  • The victim's injuries are not life-threatening.
  • MPD is investigating the incident as an armed carjacking.
  • The suspects remain at large.

Safety Tips for Carjacking Prevention

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially when entering or exiting your vehicle.
  • If approached by someone suspicious, trust your instincts and leave the area.
  • If you are the victim of a carjacking, do not resist the suspects.
  • Report the incident to the police immediately.
  • Keep your doors locked and windows up when driving.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Avoid distractions such as cell phones or electronic devices while driving.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099 or text the department's tip line at 50411.

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