The conductor of an Amtrak train traveling through Fairfax County received a terrible shock this past Tuesday when they noticed that heading towards them on the railroad tracks was a white four-door Ford. According to the Fairfax County Police Department, the train was able to come to a stop before slamming into the car directly, and the driver of the car, and unnamed senior citizen, was able to get mostly out of the way.
Firefighters, paramedics, and police officers were some of the many members of various Fairfax County rescue crews to rush to the scene of an incident involving a car and a tree in Vienna on Friday, March 2nd. The official report from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue says that a call came in at close to 9:30 in the morning that claimed a tree had fallen onto a car at the intersection of Maple Avenue East and Branch Road South East. When the rescue crews arrived at the scene of the incident, they found themselves needing to free an injured and trapped individual from a car that was lying crushed underneath a large tree.
Police officers with the Fairfax Police Department are in the process of trying to identify and locate an individual who is believed to be behind hit-and-run crash that took place last weekend in the area of Falls Church known as Bailey’s Crossroads. According to the initial police report, the incident involved a car and two pedestrians who were attempting to cross Columbia Pike. One of the pedestrians was a 12-year-old girl, the other was the girl’s mother.
Early this past Thursday morning, while drivers throughout Fairfax County were taking part in the early commute, a car driving through the Springfield area suddenly caught fire. Details regarding the reason behind the fire have yet to arrive, but the incident did result in a report from the Springfield Police Department, a report that helped explain to the thousands of motorists as to why traffic around the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 495 was so terrible.
This past Tuesday, a large section of Georgetown Pike that crosses through Great Falls in Fairfax County was closed after a crash took place at the junction of Georgetown Pike and River Bend Road that downed at least one power line. Numerous homes throughout the area were rendered powerless after the crash, which happened close to 10:00 in the morning.
Several weeks ago, a resident of a home in the Fairfax County city of Herndon was alarmed early in the morning by a loud crashing sound coming from their backyard. According to the official report from the Herndon Police Department, when the homeowner cautiously got out of bed and went to investigate, they saw a strange scene of destruction and, at the center of it all, an empty Chevy Malibu.
While Virginia possess a more temperate climate than states in New England, it still receives its fair share of snow, especially now as the global climate is shifting in alarming ways. Already this year we have seen numerous snowfalls and blizzards throughout Fairfax County, with thankfully very few incidents such as car accidents resulting from this hazardous weather pattern.
On Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, drivers in Springfield were making their way home after a long day of work when a frightening crash took place on Interstate 95 that resulted in numerous delays, although thankfully no injuries. According to the Fairfax County Police, the crash involved several cars and took place in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, shortly before the interstate reaches the County Parkway. The report stated that the crash occurred close to 5:00pm.
Drivers attempting to make their way through McLean on Tuesday found themselves needing to navigate heavy traffic snarls and were rerouted after an accident took place on Georgetown Pike that resulted in the closure of the road’s eastern lanes all the way from Swinks Mill Road to Georgetown Court.
On Thursday, January 11, police officers in the Franconia area of Fairfax County responded to reports of a car accident at Loisdale Road that reportedly took place shortly before 12:30 in the afternoon. The official statement from the Franconia Police Department indicates that the crash involved at least two vehicles and that one of car’s drivers died as a result of the incident.
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