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Overturned Vehicle Near Rosslyn

by ARLnow.com October 1, 2012 at 11:54 am 3,527 28 Comments

Police are on the scene of an overturned vehicle in the area of the I-66 exit to Route 110, near Rosslyn.

The vehicle rollover accident was reported around 11:30 a.m. The occupants of the vehicle were able to get out safely on their own and were unhurt, according to scanner traffic.

Paramedics and firefighters have cleared the scene, and police are awaiting a tow truck to haul away the wreckage.

  • drax

    I can see the Maryland tags!

  • rosslynresident

    That exit is a tough one…traffic is merging from so many different sides, it’s a bit of a miracle accidents don’t happen more often there.

    • jan

      also, drivers speed approaching the curve.

  • Becoming indifferent

    Is it just me, or does there seem to be an inordinate number of vehicle rollovers in Arlington?

    • HighViewPunk

      Arlington could use it to attract tourism like Gravity Hill in PA, or The Mystery Spot in California.

      • DCBuff

        Did someone bury a big magnet?

    • novasteve

      Add together smug, entitled ME ME ME attitudes, and automatic transmissions you get cars flipping.

      • Becoming indifferent

        What does an automatic transmission have to do with flipping your car? I’ve always had automatic transmission and have never come close to flipping a car.

        • drax

          According to steve, you’re stupid and lazy and distracted, and therefore more prone to accidents, because it’s slightly easier to drive your automatic.

          • jackson

            Yet somehow he can drive a manual while holding a cigarette and a lighter and driving with his knees.

          • Drives Stick

            I actually agree that I think manual drivers are more aware. You can be equally distracted when staying in one gear, but when I go through areas with any sort of merge or slow down/speed up, I am constantly trying to predict not only my next move, but what other cars are going to do, in case I need to shift to adapt to changing speeds. I would love to see NTSB or the Highway Safety group to take a look at this. I doubt it would affect anyone’s choice of car, but it might be interesting to see the results

          • Clarendon Cruiser

            + 6 Speed

            Stick driver since 1988, have never been in an accident or lost control of my vehicle, ever.

          • YTK

            Stick driver since 1968 — Downshifting saves lives… Love those manual trannies.

          • dk (not DK)

            I learned to drive on a stick in 1983 and drove one for many, many years. Both of my family’s current vehicles are automatics, and I have to agree that it is easier to zone out while driving an auto vs. a stick. I miss driving a manual and hope to go back to one when it is time to replace one of our cars.

        • novasteve

          Automatics enable incompetent people to drive. Some people are so incompetent that they wouldn’t be able to drive a stick, and thus would have been otherwise kept off the road, whereas an automatic enables such an uncoordinated, dangerous person to be on the road who otherwise isn’t physically handicapped.

          People’s lives are on the line. This isn’t a joke.

          • novastephanie

            Over 90% of cars sold in the US are automatic, so I think you’re fighting a losing battle.

          • DCBuff

            Just because 90% (probably higher in MD) of the cars sold in the U.S. are automatic, that means that it is a losing battle to want higher standards for drivers? Think about how much safer we’d all be if those MD drivers were off the road.

          • novastephanie

            No, it means that it is a losing battle to want to do away with automatics.

            But doing away with MD drivers, now there’s an idea!

          • novasteve

            What percentage of americans are obese? Should we just give up when it reaches a certain percentage like you suggest with automatics?

          • jackson

            Do you propose the GOVERNMENT do something about it, Steve? That sounds suspiciously liberal of you…

      • drax

        Liberals cause cars to flip. Known fact.

        • charlie

          No, bike riders do.

        • Malaka

          I’m pro flip and I vote

  • Dr_Klahn

    Starting now the “I Flip For Arlington” bumper sticker is no longer being offered. There are concerns it’s making people try to flip on purpose to get one.

    • Miss Aligned Suspension

      Was the tip off that people starting placing the bumper stickers “upside-down”?

  • J Dubb

    Flip if u love the Skins

  • Willard Romney

    I flip flop all the time.

    • Barry Sotero

      I prefer to refer to the practice as “hope and change” – I hope no one notices I’m changing my position.

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