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Accident Begets Accident at Pike and Glebe

by ARLnow.com March 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm 4,621 16 Comments

“Rubbernecking” past an accident not only slows down the flow of traffic — sometimes it causes another crash.

That was the case today while police were on the scene of a moped accident at the busy intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road. A man on a moped lost control while trying to stop at a red light, causing him to hit the pavement and injure his jaw.

Police had just finished interviewing the man when the “crunch” of broken glass could be heard from the southbound lanes of Glebe Road. A driver, apparently distracted by the accident response, had gotten into a fender-bender with another vehicle.

Police had the two vehicles — a box truck and a BMW — pull into the nearby Rosenthal car lot so they could take statements from both drivers. No injuries were reported. The moped driver, meanwhile, was bloodied with a bandaged chin but is otherwise expected to be okay.


  • DarkHeart

    The police presence deterred further robbery attempts at BoA.

  • OldTimer

    2 for 1 Fridays are back!!! Just wait til the evening rush with RAIN in the forcast.

  • brian

    $3.79 a gallon! Thanks Obama!

    • CrystalMikey

      Yes, because the President is in sole control of the numbers that Exxon puts on those boards.

    • Barbara

      Obama is not to blame. The world market is primarily what is driving up prices.

      • HughJassPhD

        The President *IS* to blame for high gas prices — but only when a tea bagging Rethuglican is in office.

    • Josh S

      What exactly do you have between your ears? Moldy Cream of Wheat?

  • yo yo ma

    those mopeds are stupid

    • truth be told

      That appears to be a scooter, and not a moped.

      • Whatevs

        They’re all underpowered, annoying vehicles that get in the way when I’m trying to get somewhere. Get a real motorcycle, for god’s sake.

        At least they’re not wearing lycra.

        • Josh S

          No, scooter drivers wear natural fibers only.

        • JamesE

          You don’t need a license for them, that is why people use them.

          • db

            Because they aren’t eligible to get a license!

  • SouthArlJD

    Happened to me once. Some fool rear-ended me quite violently because we were driving through a road construction area and she got so interested in watching the work that she plowed right into me. Weird.


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