SUV Runs Off Glebe Road, Down Hill, Into Yard

by ARLnow.com September 14, 2011 at 11:31 am 4,025 39 Comments

An SUV that careened out of control at Glebe Road and N. Woodstock Street, in Waverly Hills, ran through a yard, across a driveway and down a wooded embankment before coming to a rest in a yard at the corner of Woodstock Street and 19th Road.

At least one parked car was hit as the SUV ran off the road. The SUV, which was carted away by a flatbed tow truck before the above photo was taken, suffered heavy front end damage.

There were no reports of significant injuries.

  • Bluemontsince1961

    Must be something in the Arlington water….the other night a car flipped over on a 25 mph street, some crazy hops the curb at Westover and hits the front of the Chinese take out, now this. Arlington must be getting a new influx of folks trying to get in touch with their inner Richard Petty.

    • This is getting out of control.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        We’re in the middle of a full moon. It causes some drivers to do the Jekyll/Hyde thing. I was coming down George Mason yesterday afternoon just after turning on it from Lee Highway. Some character at George Mason and Patrick Henry turned right on to G.M. and didn’t stop at the stop sign or even look. I just barely managed to stop, lean on the horn and keep from hitting the putz. If it had been one second later, I’d have T-boned the fool.

    • drax

      It’s all those female drivers in Hyundais.

      • YTK

        Or male drivers getting in touch with their inner female.

  • Novanglus

    That curve on Glebe is easy to miss if you glance down at your phone for a couple minutes.

    • MC 703


      Via D.R.O.I.D. while driving

    • Jackfan

      I can attest to that. I used to live in that house in the mid to late 90s and the same thing happened to another car in that exact same spot. I distinctly remember waking up to an abandoned car in the ivy bed. I guess it’s kind of a blind curve.

  • UnlimitedCustoms

    Time to call the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Committee. This is obviously due to the lack of nubs, humps and medians.

    • drax

      Wow, your denial runs deep.

  • Chris

    Has this taken over from a new bank robbery every other day?

    • Tre

      It’s a cheap replacement. My lunch times haven’t been the same since they caught Joe Pesci.

  • charlie

    it is all the people from Chain Bridge Forest now finally released and able to speed . on someone else’s street/front yard.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      LOL, good one, charlie!

  • Concerned Driver

    Looks like SUV’s are getting smaller these days…

    • Kirk

      I think that was the parked car that got hit.

      • Concerned Driver

        ah, that would make sense! thx

  • Arlington Native

    Wow…some drivers need to get off their cell phones and SLOW DOWN!

    It’s fortunate that no one was hurt or killed.

    • Kirk

      Use of cell phone while driving should be equivalent to drunk driving.

      • JimPB


      • Worse.

      • John B

        Agreed. Maybe allow bluetooth only. Even speakerphones are distracting when people hold the phone in their hands.

      • Steve Jobs


      • Novanglus

        Agreed. Eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, or lose your license.

        • Bluemontsince1961

          Spot on, Novanglus!

  • Steve

    I’ve said for the 10000th time now, this area has the worst drivers on the planet because the people are more self absorbed here than they are elsewhere. This area is a magnet for sociopaths.

  • Glebe Mom

    This happened during morning drop-off for Glebe Elementary School just two blocks away. Apparently the crossing guard was almost run over too. Erratic, fast driving is the norm and it’s dangerous for our school and our children. It’s a big problem and we need the community’s help and attention to get this under control!

    • Glebe Dad

      I saw it too, just after it happened. there were kids nearby. Glebe Road is a speedway at that hour despite the lights and crossing guards.

      • glebe passerby

        Actually it was the cop that almost got run over, not the crossing guard. He was working the school zone, but the accident was not in the school zone. No kids were harmed, nor was the cop.

  • JimPB

    What say the police reports about the crash into the Westover strip and this second case of a vehicle “out of control” inflicting damage. Who were the drivers, and what if any charges did the police file?

    • Glebe Dad

      Usually crashes into storefronts are the result of old people mistaking the brake and the gas pedal. Alas.

  • Vinh An Nguyen

    I saw an SUV hit a man in motorized wheelchair yesterday in Crystal City. Biatch was talking on her cell phone and took the guy out as she turned the corner.

    • Steve

      If you want to see that happen, go to the whole foods. Packed parking lot, pedestrians everywhere, yet they STILL are yapping on the cellphone.. socipaths.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        I went to Whole Foods in Clarendon once. Never again. I nearly got hit twice by distracted characters yakking on their cell phones. Whole Foods has some good things, but forget Clarendon. The one on Leesburg Pike doesn’t have the hot mess in the parking lot. The one on Duke St near Old Town is a bit of a drive, but they have a great selection and a super bakery and deli.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      Sadly, I’m not surprised. I’ve seen many similar situations that were very close near misses; very sad for the poor man in the wheel chair, I hope he and his family sue the [email protected] out of the ‘bch” that was yapping on her [email protected] cell phone instead of paying attention to driving her SUV.

  • jack

    Why was the SUV towed away? I don’t see a No Parking sign in that yard.

    • Novanglus

      He even fed the meter. Unless that was the cat.

      • Annie

        Artisphere should have roped it off and called it performance art.

  • Simon

    This is like the crime we’ve been experiencing in our parking garages. It’s just wrong on so many levels….


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