Two cars were traveling down Old Mount Vernon Road in an area of Fairfax County located somewhat to the south of the city of Alexandria when something happened to cause them to collide with one another. Reports from the Fairfax County Police Department are currently misty as the investigation into the incident remains underway. We do know that following the crash one of the people involved died, but we are not informed regarding the identities, ages, or places of residence of any of those involved.
Early in August, five individuals were sitting together in an SUV that was headed down the southward lane of Route 234 in Prince William County. Reports from the Virginia State Police put the time at close to 5:00 in the evening, and the area where the car was traveling was close to where Route 234 intersects with Interstate 66. This area is also close to the Northern Virginia Community College’s Manassas Campus, and the SUV was drawing very near to this campus when a car headed down the northern lane of Route 234 suddenly swerved out of that lane and into the southbound lane.
Early in September, a car crash that happened in the Loudoun County city of Leesburg resulted in numerous lane closures along a highway passing through the area. According to reports from a spokesperson for the Loudoun County Sheriff, Kraig Troxell, the incident happened early in the morning of Monday, September 3rd and involved at least two cars that were traveling down Route 15.
Two cars are were involved in a minor auto accident in Vienna on Wednesday, September 5th, and although the incident was not fatal one person still found themselves needing to go to a nearby hospital in order to undergo observation. Details regarding the incident are scant, but we do know that it was somewhere around 11:00 in the morning when the crash, which happened at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Courthouse Road, took place.
Labor Day weekend is normally a special time for families and friends to celebrate some of the later days of summer with a nice, long weekend. Cookouts, water sports, and general revelry are common during this time, and most people find themselves left with fond memories of the still long days and the slightly cooler nights.
A cyclist traveling through the area of Echols Street and East Street in Vienna on Sunday, August 19th, was involved in an accident after being struck by a car trying to make a left turn from East onto Echols shortly before 7:00 in the morning. While information relating to the incident is limited to the few sentences written up by the police for the City of Vienna’s Website, we do know much of the important information. Any additional facts that result from the Vienna Police’s investigation will likely reach the public through the official channels of this governing body, although it is not known if an investigation into the crash is considered ongoing or if the police have concluded any examination into the events and why the occurred.
In the later days of August (on Tuesday, the 21st), police working with the Fairfax County Police department within the city of Lorton found themselves responding to reports of and incident along Peniwill Drive and Ox Road. It is not clear who called the officers to the location, but when they arrived they found that a car had struck a bicycle and its rider, and that the subsequent injuries inflicted upon the rider were severe.
Vienna emergency crews responded to an auto accident that happened on Thursday, August 23rd at the intersection of Lawyers Road and Church Street. According to a report from the Vienna Police department, the event involved at least three cars: one traveling down Lawyers Road’s southern lanes, another traveling down Lawyers Road’s northern lanes, and the third headed down the western lanes of Church Street. The three vehicles reached the intersection at around the same time. While the report included information to indicate that a stop sign controls traffic traveling along Church Street, it did not state whether or not there is any sort of sign to govern traffic traveling along Lawyers Road.
On the morning of Thursday, August 16th, calls began to reach emergency response teams working within Fairfax County that reported a dump truck accident that had taken place along a ramp that connected Interstate 495’s outer loop with Interstate 66. First responders, including numerous units with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue team, rushed to the area and found the crash as reported, but they were also confronted with an incredible amount of debris along the roadway that indicated any cleanup would take a significant amount of time.
This past Friday, August 24th, police responded to reports of an auto accident along Old Mount Vernon Road’s 8900 block at close to 9:30 in the evening. It is not clear who called the police to report the incident, although it is possible that an occupant in one of the two cars involved was the one to make the call in the moments after the collision itself took place. Initial reports from the Mount Vernon Police Department withheld the name of the individual in question, although it is not clear if this is because the police were initially unable to identify them or if the family had not given authority for the police to release the information.
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