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February 2018 Archives

Car Abandoned after Crashing Through Fairfax County Yard

Several weeks ago, a resident of a home in the Fairfax County city of Herndon was alarmed early in the morning by a loud crashing sound coming from their backyard. According to the official report from the Herndon Police Department, when the homeowner cautiously got out of bed and went to investigate, they saw a strange scene of destruction and, at the center of it all, an empty Chevy Malibu.

Snowfall Causes Single-Car Crash in Springfield

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.

Fairfax County Police Search for Driver Responsible for Hit-and-Run

Police throughout Fairfax County are on the lookout for a driver believe to be responsible for a hit-and-run accident that took place last Monday. According to the official report, the incident happened early in the morning along the Fairfax County Parkway and involved at least two cars.

Multi Car Crash on Valentine's Day in Fairfax County

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.

Intoxicated Driver Arrested after Colliding with Parked Car in Vienna

Late on Monday evening, close to 10:00pm, residents along the 300 block of Cabin Road South East in Vienna were alarmed by a loud crashing sound from outside. When they went to look, they saw that one of the cars parked along the street had been struck and badly damaged by a second car. This second car was still at the location, and the driver was still inside. Witnesses to the aftermath of the crash say that he did not appear to be injured.

Police Chase Ends in DUI Charges for Herndon Man

Police in Herndon found themselves involved in a fast chase down the Herndon Parkway a couple of Saturdays ago after a routine traffic stop led to the suspect pulling away from the officer instigating the interaction. According to the official report, an unnamed officer with the Herndon Police Department was on patrol near Autumn Place and Summerfield Drive when they, for reasons that were not detailed in the official statement, spotted a motorist behaving in a way that alerted the officer to a potential problem. 

Alexandria Teens Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car

Late in January, two teenagers from Alexandria were in Prince William County when they decided to steal a car. The vehicle, a Honda Accord, was sitting in a driveway and the teenagers were able to enter the car, start it, and drive it away before the car's owner could do anything to try and deter them. The young people then drove the car all the way to Springfield, where they then made their way down Hopewell Avenue. When the reached the 6700 block of Hopewell Avenue, they either lost control of the Honda or decided to cause some chaos, with the result either way being that they crashed the Accord into several other cars which were parked on the side of the road. 

Crash Along Georgetown Pike, Down Power Lines

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.

Fatal Fairfax County DUI Crash Results in Prison Sentence

A car accident that took place last summer has finally reached the sentencing phase after police with the Alexandria Police Department concluded their investigation into the accident's surrounding details. According to the official report, Vasquez, a 27-year-old resident of Fairfax County, was convicted on several accounts of aggravated manslaughter. It is believed that both of these accounts relate to the fact that Vasquez was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Car Hits Jersey Wall in Fairfax County, Causes Fatal 2nd Crash

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.

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