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Car Drives Through Yard, Across Street, into Front of Building

by ARLnow.com October 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm 5,685 21 Comments

An elderly driver was involved in a bizarre accident near Crystal City this afternoon.

The accident happened around 4:00 p.m. on the 700 block of 23rd Street S. Witnesses say an elderly driver in a white sedan pulled out of a commercial driveway, slammed into the side of passing minivan, continued driving across the street and into the front yard of Linden Resources, then back across the street and into the front of a small office building.

The elderly male driver seemed shaken up by his car’s airbag but not seriously injured, witnesses said. He was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The office building, which houses NATO offices among other tenants, did not suffer any significant, apparent damage. Linden Resources’ flower bed was torn up and its front walkway railing was knocked over.

  • Ralph

    Two typo’s:

    “an elderly vehicle in a while sedan “

  • Say it Ain’t So

    ‘elderly vehicle’ and ‘while sedan’ ??

  • Oslo

    that Enter sign may have confused him…

  • fishwich

    stupid buildings getting in the way of cars……Buildings should be banned, or at least regulated on where they can move to.

  • E-love

    Another attack of a bland mobile….
    Not everyone should be allowed to drive…

  • novasteve

    A manual transmission would most likely have prevented him from being able to drive in the first place.

  • Ashton Heights

    Is this the country kitchen buffet?

  • Mc

    This building looks like it houses the offices of small time building contractors, not NATO offices.

    • Eric

      That’s the cover story.

  • Eric

    If this were a streetcar it wouldn’t have happened.

    • P.D.

      Wouldn’t have happened if there were bollards, either.

  • Brian

    It’s not small time building contractors.

  • SomeGuy

    I’m tired of these cars not flipping.

  • SHLady

    I’m just confused that there’s a lawn somewhere in Crystal City.

  • the flower beds!

    Won’t anyone think of the flower beds?

  • Right of Center

    Car tags from???

  • Swag

    Nothing but net~

  • Homeland Dan

    Are we certain this wasn’t a unsuccessful attempt of domestic terrorism? Is the FBI SWAT team raiding the elderly gentleman’s apartment near Ballston?

  • CW

    Can you say elderly once more in the article just to make it clear?

  • Mike Hunt


  • drax

    Time for an elderly roundup!


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