Crash reconstruction units at work in Fairfax County are in the process of investigating a crash that happened early on Friday morning. Reports from the scene are so far incomplete, although it does appear that only one vehicle was involved in the incident and that the single occupant of this vehicle was treated for injuries. It is not clear if this person was transported to a nearby hospital, but we do know that their injuries were deemed to be minor. This fact is rather extraordinary, given the violence of the accident.
The report from the Fairfax County Police Department confirms that the crash took place along the intersection of International Drive and Gallows Road in the Tysons Corner area of Fairfax County. A person was driving their Lamborghini down one of these two roads when, apparently, the driver of the luxury sports car lost control of the vehicle. In the moments after the initial loss of control, the driver was unable to regain supremacy over the car and collided with a concrete pole supporting a light over the roadway.
The force of the collision between the car and the pole caused the rear third of the vehicle to sheer off from the front two-thirds. Pictures from the scene of the crash show the black car with a mildly damaged front end and the entire rear of the car missing, as though a devastated by a large monster with a precise karate chop.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel told reporters that the rear of the car ignited in flames after the collision with the pole, but the emergency personnel who arrived at the scene to assist the driver and ensure the area was safe for other motorists were able to extinguish the flames before they became uncontrollable or spread to the front of the car.
The driver of the car, a person who was not named or described in any way, was mostly unharmed in the crash between their car and the pole. Medics among the first responders treated the persons minor injuries, and it is not believed that they required transportation to a hospital in order to receive advanced medical care.
The report did not indicate whether or not the crash is still under investigation or if any charges are pending.