It was close to 6:30 in the morning of Monday, July 2nd, when police working within Arlington received reports of an incident that had taken place inside of the city. According to these reports, an accident had occurred in an area of Columbia Pike that lies somewhere between South Frederick Street and South Dinwiddie Street. When police and other first responders (including paramedics and EMTs) arrived at the designated location, they found two vehicles were indeed involved in a collision.
On Friday, June 15th, a Woodbridge resident was riding on a motorcycle along a Fairfax County stretch of Interstate 66 when he was involved in a collision that caused him to suffer from fatal injuries. A report from the Virginia State Troopers outlines the incident as it is currently known, although this report stresses the fact that there are still uncertain elements in the case and an official investigation is currently underway.
On Tuesday, June 12th, a man from Manassas was driving his motorcycle down Liberia Avenue when he approached the intersection of Liberia Avenue and Ivy Glen Court. According to an official report from the Manassas City Police, the incident took place close to 4:45 in the afternoon and involved, as well as the aforementioned motorcyclist, an individual driving a car.
A crash between a motorcycle and a car in Prince William County resulted in the death of at least one person on Wednesday, May 3rd. Official reports from the Prince William County Police Department indicate that the crash happened during the evening, and that it only involved two vehicles: a pickup truck and a motorcycle. Riding the motorcycle was a 34-year-old individual from Stafford.
On Friday, May 11th, a 25-year-old man from Manassas was riding a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 down the western lane of Portsmouth Road. The man on his motorcycle was traveling at an unspecified rate of speed when, as he closed in on the intersection of Portsmouth Road and Deward Court, he lost control of the motorcycle.
On Saturday, May 5th, police with the Alexandria Police Department working in Old Town responded to reports of a motorcycle accident near the intersection of Patrick Street and Wilkes Street. The report filed by the Alexandria Police Department indicated that the incident happened close to 7:45 in the morning, during the peak of rush hour. It is not clear exactly what transpired to cause the incident, but we know that it involved a motorcycle and two cars.
Police in Fairfax County are in the process of investigating an incident that took place in Chantilly on Friday, April 16th, that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man from Leesburg. Official reports do not offer much in the way of information, and it is believed that the investigation into the individual’s death is still ongoing, but we do have several pieces of information regarding the incident that have come via official news sources and police reports.
A recent report from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles paints a distressing picture regarding motorcycle deaths throughout the state during 2017. This report, which was released on Wednesday, April 4th, indicates that over 100 motorcyclists were killed in collisions during 2017 alone. This is the highest number of recorded motorcycle fatalities to hit Virginia in over a decade.
Police with the Alexandria Police Department in Fairfax County are currently seeking any information that will help them in their investigation into the death of a 34-year-old Haymarket resident who died after crashing their motorcycle on King Street on the morning of Friday, March 30th. According to the initial report, the incident took place at close to 2:30 in the morning, on King Street’s 4300 block, and only involved the one individual and their motorcycle.
On Monday, close to 4:00 in the afternoon, Green-Smith, a 20-year-old Falls Church resident, was riding his motorcycle down the eastern lanes of Arlington Boulevard (also referred to as Route 50) when he approached the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and South Street. It is not known exactly what occurred next to cause the following incident, but the report from the Fairfax County Police say that it was while Green-Smith was in the intersection that he collided with a car.
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