On Wednesday, August 1st, police working for the Maryland State Police Department responded to reports of an incident that happened along the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, a large structure that stretches across the Potomac River from Alexandria, Virginia, to Oxon Hill, Maryland. The auto accident on Wednesday happened in the northbound lanes of I-495 and involved a car that had pulled off of the road and onto the shoulder after it began experiencing issues on the roadway.
On August 2nd, a person ran a stop sign at the intersection of Sudley Road and Campus Drive in the Prince William County town of Manassas. Reports from the Prince William County Police Department indicate that it was close to 5:00 in the evening when the individual, who was driving a vehicle that was only described as being “silver” in the initial report, ran a stop sign and collided with at least one other car. Due to the time of day, numerous other vehicles were on the street at the same time and the crash between the first two cars resulted in several additional vehicles becoming involved in the fiasco.
The Virginia Department of Transportation recently finished compiling a distressing set of data that indicates the number of young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who died in automobile accidents while not wearing seatbelts from the first half of 2018 was double that of the same period of time in 2017. Shannon Valentine, the Secretary of Transportation, went on record with the information as well as the urgent reminder that wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of dying in an automobile accident by 45 percent.
Police with the Fairfax County Police Department responded on Saturday, July 28th, to early morning calls of a collision along Interstate 95, close to the Springfield Interchange. Reports from the police indicate that the emergency call came in around 1:15 in the morning. It is not clear if the call was placed by one of the people involved in the incident or if it was a witness to the crash who contacted the emergency response crews.
Earlier in July, on Tuesday, the 10th, a 78-year-old woman was on foot and walking alongside Columbia Pike when she tried to cross the road and was struck and killed by a passing car. Police working within Annandale recently issued a statement saying that the person, who remained unnamed for a period of time after the incident, has been identified.
On Thursday, July 19th, shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon, police working within the city of Vienna in Fairfax County were on hand to document an incident that happened at or near the intersection of Lawyers Road, NW and Malcolm Road, NW. According to the official report from the Vienna Police Department (which first appeared in the “Police Highlights” section of the city’s official web page), the incident involved only two cars and resulted in no immediate injuries.
While driving, most people are aware that school busses are some of the most important vehicles on the road. They carry the children of the future, people small and unable to always protect themselves from the dangers of the world. This is why the fines for driving around a stopped school bus with its sign out are so steep, and why so much work goes in to ensuring that motorists know how to operate their vehicles safely around a school bus.
A crash that happened in Fairfax County over this past weekend has resulted in the death of at least two individuals as well as the hospitalization of two others. Police with the Fairfax County Police Department indicated that the incident occurred along the Fairfax County Parkway, close to the crossover of the parkway and Walnut Branch Road.
An unnamed individual from the Fairfax County Area was admitted to a hospital this past Saturday after being involved in a single-car accident while driving through the area of Great Falls. The incident was first reported on by the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Twitter post where they discussed the crash transformed from an informative piece into a warning about the potential dangers involved in excessive speeding.
Detectives working with the Fairfax County Police Department in the city of Clifton are continuing to investigate an incident which happened on Tuesday, July 10th, and resulted in the death of a 17-year-old person. Reports from the FCPD indicate that the incident took place somewhere around two o’clock in the afternoon, and that the 17-year-old was driving their 2005 Jeep down the westbound lane of Fairfax Station Road, close to the area where this road intersects with Colewood Estates Road.
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