Drag Racing Causes Crash
A husband and wife were seriously injured yesterday morning in a car crash thatpolice blamed on two drag racers.Police said the accident occurred about 6 a.m. as two men were racing Chevroletsnorth on New Jersey Avenue in Northwest Washington. The cars ran a red light at P Street NW, and one struck a Ford 500 SE that was in the intersection, policesaid. Carl and Shirley Hunter of the 100 block of P Street NW were in the Ford. CarlHunter, 58, was taken to Howard University Hospital, where he was in criticalcondition last night. His wife, also 58, was taken to Washington HospitalCenter. She was in serious condition.
Police charged Jamaal Andre Richardson, 20, of Upper Marlboro, the driver of thecar that hit the Hunters' Ford, with aggravated assault. The driver of the otherChevrolet, identified as Kenneth E. Willis, 26, of Southeast Washington, wascharged with reckless driving, police said.
***From Katrina Hunter
Thank you Jennifer and everyone for your thoughts and prayers during these trying times. There is some encouraging news to tell you all, my father's vitalsigns for the second time has improved a little, his blood pressure is not aslow as it was before so, that tell you that God is still in control of thingshere on this bitter earth. Continue to pray to God for my parents Carl and Shirley Ann Hunter's speedy recovery.