Thursday, April 11, 2013
The crash occurred just after 1:30 p.m.
UPDATE 3:40 P.M. All lanes were cleared at 3:20 p.m. after a vehicle just after 1:30 shut down all lanes of the outer loop of I-495 S near mile marker 44, just before the Dulles Toll Road/VA-267 (exit 45). Back-ups and delays stretched three miles at the height of the shut-down. Were you caught in the mess on 495? Tell us in the comments. ------------------------------------------ Fairfax County sent out an emergency alert at 1:48 p.m. that all lanes of southbound I-495, the outer loop, just before the Dulles Toll Road (VA-267) at exit 45, are closed due to a vehicle crash. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Incident that shut down HOV lane remains under investigation
A four-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on I-66 West remains under investigation by the Virginia State Police. Spokeswoman Deborah Cox said two of the drivers involved in the crash were charged with reckless driving and following too closely, respectively. According to the department's preliminary investigation, the crash was a result of a chain reaction that began when a Dodge Caravan, traveling between Gallows Road and the Nutley Street exit, struck a Honda motorcycle. The impact pushed the motorcycle into a Subaru Outback, Cox said, which struck a Ford van. All of the vehicles were traveling in the left HOV lane. The motorcycle operator and the driver and passenger of the Subaru were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Helicopters, K-9 units responded to apprehend driver
The driver of a car that hit a stopped vehicle on Chain Bridge Road late Tuesday night was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run. William J. James, 42, of Sterling, was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center last night and released this morning on personal recognizance, a representative from the detention center said. An arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Fairfax County Police Department spokesman Don Gotthardt said at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, a 2005 Jeep Liberty was stopped in the right lane of Route 123 Southbound at Oak Valley Drive when a 2010 BMW, allegedly driven by James, hit it from behind. The crash caused a small vehicle fire, and helicopter and K-9 units were called …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Injuries reported to Virginia State Police.
Update: The left lane was reopened to traffic around 5:23 p.m., Virginia State Police spokeswoman Deborah Cox said. The circumstances of the accident are still unclear, as are the conditions of drivers or passengers with injuries. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. Original: I-66 West Crash Closes Left Lane Before Nutley The left lane of I-66 West between Gallows Road and Nutley Street is closed this afternoon after a crash that appeared to cause several injuries. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Deborah Cox said it's unclear how long the road will be closed, or how many vehicles were involved in the crash. A traffic camera shows at least two ambulances and a fire truck on scene, along with a handful of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A 56-year-old man died in a crash near Franklin Farms on Tuesday
Update (10:55 a.m. March 22): Police have identified the driver as Robert Bittner of 21322 Sorrel Grove Court in Ashburn. Bittner was operating a 1999 Toyota Camry. ----- Original: Man Dies in County Parkway Crash A 56-year-old man from the Ashburn area died Tuesday after his vehicle struck the sound barrier on the Fairfax County Parkway near Franklin Farms Road. Fairfax County Police from the Fair Oaks District responded to the crash at around 12:56 p.m. Tuesday. The man was driving southbound on Fairfax County Parkway and for unknown reasons, left the roadway just past Franklin Farms Road and struck the sound barrier, police said. After passersby had pulled the driver from the vehicle, the vehicle caught on fire. The driver was …
Monday, July 11, 2011
A window and a wall were damaged in the accident.
A Isuzu Trooper crashed into a Thoreau Middle School classroom late Monday afternoon. A Fairfax County Police Department dispatch officer said a 911 cell phone call was placed to the department at 5:46 p.m. A non-load-bearing wall and a window at the school was damaged. The driver of the vehicle, whose identity has not been released by police, was assessed for injuries at the scene, but was not transported to the hospital. The dispatch officer said initial reports did not reveal the cause of the accident. Kevin Sneed, director of design and construction services for Fairfax County Public Schools, was on the scene of the accident late Monday night and said he was told the crash happened while a driver was learning how to use a manual stick…