Reading various tweets last night as this story developed was pretty horrifying: around 9 pm a car traveling south down 18th street tried to make a left onto Florida and instead hit the median and then crashed into 2 female pedestrians and the front of Keren Restaurant.

The 2 pedestrians have serious injuries. One is described as life threatening. No further word on their conditions right now, I will update if more information becomes available. The driver of the car, also female, was arrested on pending charges. Luckily, no one was in the restaurant except the owner at the time of the crash, as it was closed. The owner is fine (but the front of the restaurant is not).

DCist and James Calder have photos on the scene (warning, some photos could be disturbing as they capture a pretty hectic, scary scene).

UPDATE: TBD is reporting that the driver, a 23-year-old from Mitchellville, MD, has been charged with driving while intoxicated more charges are pending and aggravated assault. The two pedestrians are still hospitalized. TBD has identified the driver as Chamica Adams.