May 19, 2022
Car crashes into Polish Embassy in D.C.
The gates surrounding the Polish Embassy in Washington were hit by a car Tuesday night. The crash came the same day that Poland offered to provide to Ukraine its Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, a move certain to provoke Russian wrath. According to eyewitnesses and photos cited by the Daily Mail, the driver of the car…

The gates surrounding the Polish Embassy in Washington were hit by a car Tuesday night.

The crash came the same day that Poland offered to provide to Ukraine its Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets, a move certain to provoke Russian wrath.

According to eyewitnesses and photos cited by the Daily Mail, the driver of the car was a woman who did not appear to be hurt.

“A woman just drove her car into the gates of the Polish Embassy at 16th and Fuller. Didn’t see it happen but heard a huge boom and saw smoke from my apt. Driver is up and walking, another car is wrecked but driver also appears OK,” tweeted Washington resident Meg Massey.

She also tweeted two photos of the wreck, one from before and one from after the arrival of the police and ambulance units.

A woman just drove her car into the gates of the Polish Embassy at 16th and Fuller. Didn’t see it happen but heard a huge boom and saw smoke from my apt. Driver is up and walking, another car is wrecked but driver also appears OK. @PoPville pic.twitter.com/cuYPBOlyUV

— Meg Massey 🇺🇦 (@msmegmassey) March 9, 2022

Other reports suggested that it was an accidental two-car crash in the Northwest Washington street, which resulted in one of the cars slamming into the embassy gates by chance.

The Polish Embassy said Tuesday evening that there was no indication of any foul play or nefarious political motive.

Our Embassy, the Secret Service and the local police viewed the CCTV footage of the incident, and everything indicates that it was an ordinary traffic accident. An investigation is underway. Thankful to law enforcement for their swift response,” the Embassy wrote on Twitter.

Our Embassy, the Secret Service and the local police viewed the CCTV footage of the incident, and everything indicates that it was an ordinary traffic accident. An investigation is underway. Thankful to law enforcement for their swift response. https://t.co/1DkFJvoBf8

— Embassy of Poland U.S. (@PolishEmbassyUS) March 9, 2022

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