There was a press conference today to give "Georgia" a
chance to speak out for the first time since she made contact with the car that
night of craziness around The Washington Convention Center. The press conference was held close to the
spot where she and the car made contact.
The District police -- so far -- have not given the driver of the car any charges. The press release from the cops says that he (the driver) had the green light. I beg to differ with that.
But first, let me try to help you to get the layout of the land. The Washington Convention Center is a huge building. It lies roughly north to south and is bisected about two thirds from the northern end by US Highway 50. Connecting the two parts of the building and providing a safe aerial passage for pedestrians is a "skywalk" going over Highway 50. Take a look at the aerial photo to get a better idea of the layout.
"Georgia" made contact with the car underneath the skywalk and directly in front of the southern entrance to the northern portion of the building -- a spot you can't see in the aerial view because, well, the skywalk is blocking it.
I know all this because I was standing about 10 feet from the car and "Georgia". The area in which I was standing (and where the car and "Georgia" were) is a cross walk between the northern and southern portions of the building.
There is (and was) a plainly written sign that said Pedestrians had the right-of-way.