An individual involved in a fatal traffic accident from February 20th, 2017, was convicted on the 18th of July of involuntary manslaughter in relation to the crash. According to the reports now emerging, the Loudoun County Circuit Court heard enough information over the course of the trial to decide that the 27-year-old Sterling resident was the primary person at fault for the incident which cost the life of a 22-year-old individual.
By MacDowell Law Group, P.C. on July 30, 2018
Early on Friday, July 27th, an officer was on patrol close to mile marker 135 on Interstate 95-South in Stafford County when he watched a silver car approach an area where a fire truck was blocking traffic from traveling down the right lane of the highway. The initial reports on the incident indicated that the fire truck was positioned in order to protect investigators and emergency response crews who were working on clearing up an accident that had taken place prior to this incident, although it is not clear exactly what the nature of that crash was.
The Virginia Department of Transportation recently finished compiling a distressing set of data that indicates the number of young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who died in automobile accidents while not wearing seatbelts from the first half of 2018 was double that of the same period of time in 2017. Shannon Valentine, the Secretary of Transportation, went on record with the information as well as the urgent reminder that wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of dying in an automobile accident by 45 percent.
Police with the Manassas Police Department recently responded to reports of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. The response from the authorities as well as the subsequent investigation found that the event took place sometime before 2:10 in the morning, when an unnamed person was walking close to the intersection of Dumfries Road and Winterset Drive.
On Saturday, July 21st, a 54-year-old sterling woman and a 58-year-old sterling man were traveling to Dulles Airport sometime before 7:30 in the morning when the pair became embroiled in an argument. An investigation from the Loudoun County Police Department indicates that the two were siblings, and that the 58-year-old brother was driving his 54-year-old sister to the airport where he was going to drop her off for a flight.
Reports from the Vienna Police Department indicate that members of the force had cause to arrest an individual on July 18th on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. According to these reports, the incident that resulted in the arrest began shortly before noon, at 11:45 in the morning. Vienna Police responded to reports of an accident that happened in a parking lot located at 386 Maple Avenue East, and when they arrived they found a driver who is assumed to be the person behind the accident.
Earlier in July, on Tuesday, the 10th, a 78-year-old woman was on foot and walking alongside Columbia Pike when she tried to cross the road and was struck and killed by a passing car. Police working within Annandale recently issued a statement saying that the person, who remained unnamed for a period of time after the incident, has been identified.
On Thursday, July 19th, shortly before 3:30 in the afternoon, police working within the city of Vienna in Fairfax County were on hand to document an incident that happened at or near the intersection of Lawyers Road, NW and Malcolm Road, NW. According to the official report from the Vienna Police Department (which first appeared in the "Police Highlights" section of the city's official web page), the incident involved only two cars and resulted in no immediate injuries.
While driving, most people are aware that school busses are some of the most important vehicles on the road. They carry the children of the future, people small and unable to always protect themselves from the dangers of the world. This is why the fines for driving around a stopped school bus with its sign out are so steep, and why so much work goes in to ensuring that motorists know how to operate their vehicles safely around a school bus.
This past Sunday, July 15th, several people were traveling through Fairfax County when they were involved in a car accident. Reports from the Fairfax County Police Department indicate that the incident happened along the Fairfax County Parkway, inside the city of Reston, and around 2:00 in the morning.
A single-car crash happened in Loudoun County on Sunday, July 15th, that left a single 19-year-old person dead. Early reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office indicate that the incident took place sometime close to 9:15 in the evening, and that deputies arrived at the scene of the crash after receiving numerous reports from witnesses to the incident.
Detectives working with the Fairfax County Police Department in the city of Clifton are continuing to investigate an incident which happened on Tuesday, July 10th, and resulted in the death of a 17-year-old person. Reports from the FCPD indicate that the incident took place somewhere around two o'clock in the afternoon, and that the 17-year-old was driving their 2005 Jeep down the westbound lane of Fairfax Station Road, close to the area where this road intersects with Colewood Estates Road.
A crash that happened in Fairfax County over this past weekend has resulted in the death of at least two individuals as well as the hospitalization of two others. Police with the Fairfax County Police Department indicated that the incident occurred along the Fairfax County Parkway, close to the crossover of the parkway and Walnut Branch Road.
An unnamed individual from the Fairfax County Area was admitted to a hospital this past Saturday after being involved in a single-car accident while driving through the area of Great Falls. The incident was first reported on by the Fairfax County Police Department, and the Twitter post where they discussed the crash transformed from an informative piece into a warning about the potential dangers involved in excessive speeding.
A two car crash that happened on Saturday, July 7th, inside the area of Nokesville in Prince William County left one person dead and another recovering from injuries at a nearby hospital according to officers working with the Prince William County Police Department. The reports that have surfaced at this time indicated that the incident happened during the morning commute, just around 6:00 a.m., and that police were notified shortly after the collision itself. It is not known whether or not one of the people involved in the crash notified the authorities or if they were contacted by a witness or a person who passed by the scene.
Police with the Arlington County Police Department have taken over the investigation into an incident that happened along Interstate 66, close to Rosslyn, and resulted in the injury of at least two individuals. According to the news reports on the incident, the Secret Service initially handled the ordeal, and it was not until after an accident took place that the investigation was handed over to the police within Arlington County itself.
Members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue squad were on hand this past Thursday, July 6th, to help extinguish a fire that began to consume a recycling truck working within the city of Vienna. According to initial reports from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, it was just after 1:00 in the afternoon when fire squad members from Dunn Loring, Tysons Corner, and Vienna were called to respond to an incident believe to have taken place around the 800 block of Maple Avenue East.
A pedestrian inside of Fairfax County was hit by a car on Friday, June 29th, as they were making their way down Main Street inside of the city of Fairfax itself. According to early reports from the Fairfax County Police Department, the individual (believed to be a 37-year-old who has, as of the time of this writing, not been officially identified) was on foot and walking in a westerly direction down the rightmost side of the eastbound lanes of the street when a car came down this same lane. The report also indicated that the time when this all took place was shortly before 5:30 in the morning.
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.
Police working within the county of Goochland just recently released a statement indicating that they were able to successfully identify the three victims of a car accident that happened along Route 288 on Wednesday, June 27th. According to initial reports, the accident happened close to 9:00 in the evening, after two well-meaning individuals noticed a four-door sedan partially pulled off to the side of the road.
Very recently, a report pertaining to an incident that took place earlier in June was released by the Vienna Police Department through their "Police Highlights" page on the City of Vienna's website. According to this report, the auto accident in question took place on the 14th of June, during the evening, and involved a bicycle as well as a car. While much of the information pertaining to the incident itself is not public knowledge, we do have most of the particulars from which to draw the events as they very likely happened.
On the evening of the 4th of July, when people were in the midst of celebrating Independence Day with cookouts, cold beer, and fireworks, an incident took place which placed a damper on the celebrations for several people who were in their cars. A report from the Vienna Police Department states that the auto accident happened shortly after 11:00 in the evening, and that both of the cars were driving down the western lanes of Maple Avenue.
An ex-navy Alexandria resident was understandably alarmed on a Thursday late in June when he received a call from a mechanic telling him that his car had been in an accident. According to the Alexandria man, he had taken his 2016 Ford F-150 to the mechanic after the car had been involved in an accident. The initial accident, while not fully described in the news report, seems to have been a T-bone crash that happened in the neighborhood where the man lives.