Residents around the Glenkirk Estates are demanding that officials within Prince William County do something about a highly dangerous intersection that has been the result of numerous auto accidents, including one on the 24th of July that resulted in the death of a 67-year-old.
According to an official report, homeowners within the area were looking for significant overhauls of the roadway, and had engaged in a meeting in which they demanded as such, one day before the fatal collision between the a 17-year-old from Nokesville and numerous other cars.
Official reports indicated that the crash happened while the young person was driving down the southern lanes of Estate Manor Drive. It was when they reached the intersection of Estate Manor Drive and Rollins Ford that they collided with a car being driven by a 67-year-old from Centreville. The force of this collision caused the teenager's car to spin out of control and collide with a third car that was in the area.
Emergency response crews rushed to the area and began treating the three people involved for their injuries. The 67-year-old was immediately recognized as suffering from severe injuries and she was taken from the crash site to a nearby hospital. Sometime after being admitted to the medical facility the woman was declared dead.
The other two drivers, including the 17-year-old, both suffered from non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash. It is not clear if either of them were hospitalized or if they were able to receive treatment for their injures at the scene of the incident.
When authorities released the statement that drugs, alcohol, and excessive speed were not contributors to the fatal crash, the Glenkirk Estates residents became even more galvanized. In their opinion, the intersection itself is the dangerous entity, and that even the most conscientious of drivers might find themselves involved in or causing an accident much like the one that took place on the 24th of July.
At the time of this writing, it is believed that members of the VDOT are meeting with Prince William County officials to discuss the intersection and ways in which it can be improved in order to prevent future collision.