Another Rainy Crash on I-395 at Washington Blvd

by ARLnow.com April 12, 2011 at 10:54 am 2,327 15 Comments

Does this scene look familiar? It’s a scene that seems to be repeating itself over and over again when it rains.

Today, around 10:00 a.m., a car spun out of control and hit a guardrail while heading around a bend on southbound I-395, just past Washington Boulevard. The driver was said to be conscious but groggy, and was evaluated by paramedics.

Last month, on a rainy day, an SUVcrashed into the same guardrail in the same location just minutes after police finished clearing a roll-over accident in (you guessed it) the same exact location.

  • Keed Spills

  • steve

    And let me guess also the person is a transient, from another place, who wanted to make it big in DC. This area gets a lot of sociopaths that can only think of themselves, and things like adjusting their driving for the weather wouldn’t even register in their self aborbed minds.

    • MC 703

      Sounds like he was driving away from DC to make it big

      • steve

        I’m referring to the entire DC area, which is full of transients, who are self absorbed and thus have accidents like this. If some of you were actually NATIVES of this area, you would have understood this a long time ago.

        • mehoo

          Outsiders are stupid and evil and not to be trusted.

        • MC 703

          I’m sick and tired of people coming to this area and filling job openings. I do like how they all immediately register their cars in VA and pay property tax and don’t drive around with PA or Michigan plates for years and years.

          • steve

            LOL. It’s a shame so many of them don’t register their cars here. They need to get pulled over and threatened by police before they’ll do that.

  • CrystalMikey

    Slow down people!

  • Bluemontsince1961

    Dollars to donuts one or more of the following:

    1. Driving the usual 15-20 miles an hour over the speed limit like so many NOVA drivers.
    2. As #1 but add tailgating other drivers, other drivers hit brakes, this character hits brakes and goes spinning.
    3. May or may not be combined with #1 and/or #2 – driver was yakking on their cell phone, fiddling with their cell phone.
    4. As #3 but instead of cell phone, the driver was texting or fiddling around with their texting device.

    • Lou

      You left out bald and/or under-inflated tires.

    • Joe

      Donuts seems to be the operative word.

  • Arlwhenever

    Coming downhill there, blind around a curve and it’s not unusual to run into an unexpected back-up extending from the reduction of 4 to 3 thru lanes at the Glebe Rd/Shirlington exit. A sign or two up the road saying caution blind curve, slow/stopped vehicles ahead could help.

  • charlie

    four to three? HA — it is like six to three.
    you have the Washington Blvd/Columbia PIke two lanes coming in from the right;
    you have the express lanes (at all times) entering from the left
    and then you have the three travel lanes.
    and that is before you even get to the people coming down the hill and being forced to merge.
    i also want to report at almost anytime there will be a Virginia State Trooper parked on that blind curve too.
    very bad roadway design.

  • BoredHouseWife

    I call BS. You just photo-shopped the trees in:)

  • BigSpender

    Its typical that some actually go FASTER around this bend on 395. Why? Because they are looking for thrills. You can hear them at night reving their engines around the bend sometimes, usually on a weekend night. Those guys are so cool..


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