Police and paramedics are out at two separate pedestrian accidents along Wilson Boulevard, both near accident-prone intersections.
One accident is on North Rhodes Street at Wilson Boulevard, where we’ve taken note of two separate crashes in the past few months.
The other accident is on North Randolph Street between Wilson Boulevard and 9th Street. In a discussion of another potentially dangerous intersection in Ballston, one ARLnow.com commenter cited that specific block as particularly dangerous for pedestrians.
I would argue that one block away at the intersections of N Randolph and Wilson, and N Randolph and 9th St are much more dangerous even though they have traffic signals. Drivers constantly mis-use lanes going northbound because Arlington has deficient lane markings and creates an unsafe environment for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. The bus stop at Wilson is constantly used as an extra turn lane and both the turn and through lanes are used for through traffic at 9th.
Neither pedestrian’s injuries are reported to be life-threatening.