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Car Flips on Roof on I-66 Near Rosslyn

by | January 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm | 2,137 views | No Comments

(Updated at 3:50 p.m.) A car has flipped on its roof on I-66 near Rosslyn.

Police and firefighters are responded to the scene, on eastbound I-66 just before Route 110 and the Roosevelt Bridge. Units on the scene reported one person trapped inside the vehicle, but that individual was soon extricated and transported to the hospital.

All but one lane of traffic was blocked at the accident scene, but fire department units have since cleared the scene and traffic is flowing again.

Route 1 Wreck Involves Metrobus, Overturned Vehicle

by | December 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 1,135 views | No Comments

(Updated at 5:05 p.m.) An accident  involving a Metrobus and an overturned vehicle has shut down two lanes of northbound traffic on Route 1 in Crystal City.

Police and medics are on the scene at Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) near 23rd Street S. One person suffered an arm injury in the accident, according to police radio traffic, and was transported from the scene in an ambulance.

Drivers should expect some traffic impacts in the area.

Overturned Car Closes Road in Pentagon City

by Katie Pyzyk | August 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm | 2,585 views | No Comments

(Updated at 1:15 p.m.) Police and fire crews are on the scene of an overturned vehicle in Pentagon City.

According to police, shortly after noon a woman in an SUV driving northbound on S. Hayes Street attempted to make a left turn onto Army Navy Drive. She allegedly failed to yield to a vehicle coming off of I-395 onto Hayes Street. The SUV flipped onto its roof after hitting the Dodge Challenger.

Firefighters assisted the woman in getting out of her SUV and bystanders helped remove her two young grandchildren, who were in car seats. All three were transported to George Washington hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Challenger was not injured.

Police closed both directions of Army Navy Drive and are currently in the process of re-opening the road. Traffic exiting from I-395 onto Hayes Street is being re-routed around the accident.

Police say it is likely that the driver of the SUV will be charged with failure to yield the right of way.

Car Overturns on GW Parkway, Temporarily Blocking Traffic

by Ethan Rothstein | July 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 1,663 views | No Comments

Overturned car on GW Parkway (courtesy of MWAA)A car overturned Wednesday afternoon on the GW Parkway, temporary shutting down the northbound lanes near Reagan National Airport.

The car flipped around 3:00 p.m. as a result of an accident with at least one other vehicle. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police re-opened the parkway to traffic at 4:20 p.m.

The car is the second to overturn in Arlington Wednesday, following an SUV that flipped after a collision in Cherrydale Wednesday morning.

Photo via MWAA

SUV Overturns in Cherrydale

by Ethan Rothstein | July 31, 2013 at 10:30 am | 3,503 views | No Comments

An SUV overturned as a result of a collision at the intersection of N. Randolph and 21st Streets Wednesday morning.

Neither the driver of the SUV nor the driver of the white sedan with which it collided were injured in the crash, which occurred around 9:00 a.m. The SUV ended up on its roof on N. Randolph Street, but traffic on the small, residential street was able to drive around the damaged cars.

The driver of the SUV — which was heading uphill at the time of the wreck — said he didn’t see the stop sign at the intersection, which is partly obscured by a power line pole.

“The next thing I knew it was airborne,” he told “I have no idea how it flipped.”

The driver was able to exit the overturned vehicle via the passenger-side door.

Residents of the Cherrydale neighborhood came to the scene after the wreck, and one witness who saw the crash said she had sent complaints to the county about the stop sign before. A similar accident happened in the same place nine months ago, the woman, who asked not to be identified, said.

“They’ve got to fix the stop sign,” she said. “This is not a safe corner.”

Car Overturns on Lee Highway Near Rosslyn

by Ethan Rothstein | July 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 2,952 views | No Comments

A car flipped on its roof on the eastbound lanes of Lee Highway this afternoon, sending at least one person to the hospital.

The accident happened between N. Nash and Quinn Streets, near Rosslyn, around 3:30 p.m. today (Friday). The late model Toyota Corolla somehow overturned, coming to rest in the left-hand lane of the three-lane thoroughfare.

One person was transported from the scene in an ambulance while police closed the two left lanes. A Bergmann’s Cleaning truck remained on scene while its driver gave statements to Arlington County police officers. It’s unclear whether the truck was involved in the accident or if the driver was being interviewed as a witness.

The car lost its right rear wheel in the crash, and the area around its left rear tire was stripped of paint in the accident.

Overturned Vehicle on I-395

by | June 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 2,339 views | No Comments

395-flippedPolice and firefighters are on the scene of an overturned vehicle on southbound I-395, just south of the Arlington Ridge Road onramp.

The single-vehicle accident happened on a stretch of the highway that’s extraordinarily accident-prone during rainstorms.

The lone occupant of the flipped vehicle was able to self-extricate and only suffered minor injuries to his hand.

Southbound I-395 traffic is backing up near the Pentagon.

SUV Overturns at S. Glebe and 2nd Street

by | May 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm | 2,029 views | No Comments

Overturned SUV near the intersection of S. Glebe Road and 2nd Street (photo courtesy @SeidelAgency) Overturned SUV near the intersection of S. Glebe Road and 2nd Street (photo courtesy @lucerojay)

An SUV overturned on 2nd Street S. near the intersection of S. Glebe Road this afternoon.

The crash, reported as a single-vehicle accident, happened around lunchtime today. The SUV overturned and came to rest on its roof.

One person was pulled out of the wreck and transported to the hospital, according to an Arlington County dispatcher. We’re told the vehicle has been towed away and the road has since reopened.

Photos courtesy @SeidelAgency (left) and @lucerojay (right)

Car Hits Parked Police Cruiser, Flips Over

by | May 13, 2013 at 9:15 am | 4,778 views | No Comments

Flipped car on S. Wakefield Street (courtesy photo)

(Updated at 9:20 a.m.) A car flipped on its roof near Shirlington on Sunday after colliding with a parked police car.

The incident happened on the 2800 block of S. Wakefield Street Sunday afternoon. According to police, an Acura TL heading eastbound on Wakefield Street struck two parked vehicles — a Ford Mustang and an Arlington police cruiser — before flipping over. It damaged a third vehicle after overturning.

The police car “sustained major damage” to its rear axle, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

The driver, identified as a 26-year-old Arlington man, was charged with reckless driving, driving with a revoked license and DUI. No injuries were reported.

Courtesy photo

Car Flips on Roof Near Bishop O’Connell High

by | March 21, 2013 at 4:45 pm | 4,727 views | 50 Comments

A car flipped its roof near Bishop O’Connell High School this afternoon.

The accident occurred at the four-way intersection of N. Van Buren Street, 28th Street N. and N. Little Falls Road, one block away from Bishop O’Connell in the East Falls Church neighborhood. The one-vehicle wreck ended with the four-door Saab on its roof and a street sign ripped from the ground.

There appeared to be at least two male occupants of the car, both of whom were high school students. No injuries were reported.

Overturned Vehicle on Spout Run Parkway

by | January 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 1,284 views | 18 Comments

gw-pkwy-wreck-stormpins(Updated at 4:45 p.m.) A crash involving an overturned vehicle on the Spout Run Parkway is causing rush hour traffic impacts.

The accident happened near Lorcom Lane, possibly at the turn-around between Lorcom Lane and the GW Parkway.

Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the wreck and one vehicle flipped on its roof. An individual was stuck in the overturned vehicle but seemed to to be okay, according to scanner traffic.

Drivers should expect significant traffic impacts in the area. It’s currently unclear whether the Parkway is blocked or if there are only lane closures in place.

Photo courtesy @StormPins

Cement Truck Overturns on S. Joyce Street

by | December 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 2,104 views | 19 Comments

Update at 3:05 p.m. — The scene has been cleared and the road has reopened, according to scanner traffic.

Earlier: All lanes of S. Joyce Street are blocked between Columbia Pike and Army Navy Drive due to an overturned cement truck.

The incident happened just before 1:00 p.m. The truck somehow rolled over onto its side near the intersection of Joyce and Columbia Pike. The driver was unable to get out of the truck and was assisted by firefighters, according to Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Gregg Karl. No word yet on whether the driver was injured.

A hazmat crew has been called to the scene to clean up fuel leaking from the truck, Karl said. It’s unclear when Joyce Street will be able to reopen.

Two Hurt in SUV Rollover Accident Friday Night

by | November 13, 2012 at 10:35 am | 4,144 views | 31 Comments

Two elderly women were taken to the hospital Friday night after an SUV rollover accident on Carlin Springs Road near Route 50.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. The women, driving in a hybrid Ford SUV, were attempting to take the ramp to Route 50 when they were T-boned by the driver of a Mercedes sedan, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The vehicle rolled onto its side and against a light pole.

Firefighters had to extricate the women from the SUV using non-traditional means, Sternbeck said, since the roof of the vehicle was leaning against the pole. The women suffered minor injuries and were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

No charges have been filed against either driver at this time, Sternbeck said.

Photo courtesy Steve Young

TRAFFIC ALERT — Serious Accident on I-395

by | October 29, 2012 at 7:59 am | 3,560 views | 9 Comments

Update at 9:20 a.m. — NB I-395 has partially reopened.

(Update at 8:40 a.m.) Traffic on northbound I-395 is completely blocked following a serious multi-vehicle accident near Crystal City.

Three vehicles are involved, according to Arlington County Police spokesman: a Toyota Corolla, a white van and a box truck. The white van rolled on its side, trapping its two occupants, Sternbeck said. Both have since been extricated from the vehicle and are being transported to a local hospital.

Three ambulances have been requested to the scene for two to three reported injuries. The van was said to be carrying propane tanks, but no hazmat response was required.

I-395 northbound is completely blocked at Route 110. Traffic is being diverted onto the HOV lanes of 395.


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