Monday, November 19, 2012
Peter M. Gallagher, of Wayland Street, was pronounced dead at the scene
An Oakton man died in a single-vehicle crash near his home Saturday after his car drifted off Vale Road, police said. Peter Moran Gallagher Jr., 22, of Wayland Street, was pronounced dead at the scene. Fairfax County Police do not yet know whether speed and/or alcohol were factors in the crash. Gallagher was not wearing a seat belt. Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Gallagher was driving a 1999 Mazda Protégé east on Vale Road when police say he drifted to the right off the road and struck a guardrail just past Valestra Circle. The car continued on the shoulder of the road, then struck a concrete wall. The crash is still under investigation. This article has been corrected to show the accident occurred just before 9 p.m. and the victim's middle…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Car crash shuts down both directions of traffic Monday morning
UPDATE (Noon): Two vehicles were involved in this morning's crash on Hunter Mill Road, which closed the road between Lake Ridge and Hickory Forest drives for more than an hour. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue transported people with non-life-threatening injuries to the hospital. The number of patients transported was not immediately available, the dispatcher said. ----- UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Hunter Mill Road is now open to all traffic. At least two cars were towed. ----- A car accident has shut down a portion of Hunter Mill Road today as vehicles are being towed. Traffic is unable to pass through Hunter Mill Road between Lake Ridge and Hickory Forest drives. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue's dispatch center said a call for an accident came …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Mary Tulipane succumbs to injuries sustained in Ashburn car accident.
An Oakton resident succumbed Tuesday to injuries from a crash last month in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. On July 21, Mary C. Tulipane, 60, of Oakton, was a front seat passenger in a 2006 Honda Pilot heading southbound on Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn when an oncoming 2008 Lexus Sudan crossed the double yellow line, striking the Honda, according to the latest crime report from the sheriff's office. The driver and two other occupants of the Honda sustained serious injuries and were transported to hospitals. Jhansi L. Bellapu, 62, of Ashburn, also died in the crash. Bellapu was a passenger in the Lexus. The Lexus driver, a Chantilly resident, has been charged with reckless driving. The 35-year-old driver of the…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sixteen-year-old male driver transported to hospital after Oakton accident
A 16-year-old driver on his way to football practice veered off Miller Road into a house on the street's 10400 block around 6 a.m. today. Fairfax County Police said the driver — heading eastbound on Miller Road behind Oakton Elementary School — crossed lanes, knocked over a mailbox, continued through a yard and over Wilson Avenue before veering up a hill and into the front porch of a home. Police believe a medical emergency is the cause of the accident, and the driver was transported to a local hospital. "We've heard he is doing OK," said Officer Don Gotthardt, a police spokesperson. "Nobody in the home was injured." Police could not confirm to which school's practice the boy was heading. Though the home filled with smoke from the car …
Friday, July 20, 2012
July 12 accident broke utility pole, snarled traffic on Blake Lane for about two hours
Fairfax County Police will not be charging the driver who ran his car into a Blake Lane utility pole July 12, which closed down westbound traffic for about two hours. A 69-year-old male driver of a white Ford Ranger was traveling westbound on Blake Lane when he drifted out of the right lane onto the right-side curb near Hibbard Street and into a mailbox, said police spokesperson Officer Bud Walker. The car continued, striking a utility pole, which disabled the vehicle and broke the pole. The crash was reported to police at about 4:06 p.m. July 12. The report did not explain what caused the driver to drift off the road, Walker said. Because the driver sustained minor injuries, police will not release the driver's name. No other vehicles …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Single-vehicle accident snarls traffic on Blake Lane near Hibbard Street
UPDATE (6:50 p.m.): Both lanes on westbound Blake Lane are open, though police have blocked the right lane in the area around the broken pole, which is just west of Hibbard Street. Cars will have to merge into the left lane for that portion of the road. Dominion Virginia Power expects work to replace the pole to last three to four hours, said spokesperson Le-Ha Anderson. ----- UPDATE (5:50 p.m.): Dominion Virginia Power said though they have crews en route to replace a pole damaged in this afternoon's accident, they do not currently have customers without power nor do they expect outages as a result of the repairs, a company spokesperson said. Wires down at the scene do not belong to Dominion Virginia Power, the spokesperson said. ----- A …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Injury reported in single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon
A single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 66, just east of the Exit 60, has backed up traffic during rush hour. The crash, which has at least one minor injury reported, was reported to Virginia State Police at 4:25 p.m. It is unclear at this time whether anyone involved has been transported to the hospital. The incident closed down at least two lanes, but it has since been cleared. An interactive Virginia Department of Transportation map shows traffic backed up at least two miles.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Man charged with driving a vehicle not under control
Police have charged the garbage truck driver in the accident at the intersection of Miller Heights and Blue Roan roads with driving a vehicle not under control. Collins Boateng, 43, was driving an American Disposal Services garbage truck when he hit a white Lincoln Navigator as he made a left turn from Miller Heights Road onto Blue Roan Road, Fairfax County Police said. The incident was called into police around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Because fuel spilled, the vehicles blocked a portion of the intersection while crews secured the area before moving the vehicles. No injuries were reported. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Oakton Patch by signing up for newsletters here. You can also follow Oakton Patch on Twitter and Facebook.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Intersection of Blue Roan, Miller Heights roads blocked
A garbage truck and sport utility vehicle collided at the intersection of Blue Roan and Miller Heights roads on Wednesday afternoon, spilling fuel onto the road. The accident, called into Fairfax County police around 2:45 p.m., has blocked a portion of the intersection, a police spokesperson said. Both vehicles, an American Disposal Services garbage truck and a white Lincoln Navigator, are unmovable on Blue Roan Road at this time, but traffic is able to pass by on Miller Heights Road. No injuries have been reported. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Twenty-year-old driver charged after allegedly hitting crossing guard Monday
A 20-year-old Vienna woman was charged this week for failure to obey fulltime attention after a Monday morning accident that sent a Flint Hill Elementary School crossing guard to the hospital. The crossing guard was allowing a child to cross the road around 8:30 a.m. Monday when a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse made a right turn from Vale Drive onto Flint Hill Road, Fairfax County Police Department Spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said. The vehicle did not stop in time The guard was wearing her traffic vest and hat, Caldwell said, and was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. No children were injured. Police did not release the driver's name.