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.
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.
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.
An investigation into a fatal crash that took place on September 16th of 2017 has finally progressed after police with the Great Falls Police Department determined that both speed and alcohol consumption played a role in the incident. The initial report on the crash described how Wenger, a 26-year-old Annandale resident, Ryan, a 23-year-old Great Falls resident, and an unnamed 15-year-old girl, were in a car that Wenger was driving down Beach Mill Road towards Springvale Road. The car had reached the 10500 block of Beach Mill Road when something occurred to cause Wenger to lose control of the vehicle.
A little over a week ago on Sunday two people were involved in a car accident in Annandale that left both of them injured and one trapped inside of their vehicle until police could reach them. Details on the crash are not widely known, and the initial statements from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, all of which appeared on Twitter, gave only bits and pieces of the event for us to reconstruct.
A Thursday afternoon crash in Springfield resulted in the death of one person and the serious injury of another after a car collided with a Jersey wall, ricocheted back into traffic, and struck a second vehicle. According to the report from the Fairfax County Police Department, the incident resulted in the lengthy closure of a large section of Loisdale Road covering the ground between Lois Drive and Newington Road.
Last Thursday, much of the eastern seaboard was rocked by a blast of arctic cold and hurricane-like conditions that brought freezing temperatures and snow to many places that were woefully unprepared for such weather. Our state was not spared the chill, and road conditions especially became rapidly treacherous, especially for those who were forced to commute long distances in the early hours of the morning.
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