Two Hurt in SUV Rollover Accident Friday Night

by ARLnow.com November 13, 2012 at 10:35 am 5,421 31 Comments

Two elderly women were taken to the hospital Friday night after an SUV rollover accident on Carlin Springs Road near Route 50.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. The women, driving in a hybrid Ford SUV, were attempting to take the ramp to Route 50 when they were T-boned by the driver of a Mercedes sedan, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. The vehicle rolled onto its side and against a light pole.

Firefighters had to extricate the women from the SUV using non-traditional means, Sternbeck said, since the roof of the vehicle was leaning against the pole. The women suffered minor injuries and were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

No charges have been filed against either driver at this time, Sternbeck said.

Photo courtesy Steve Young

  • b-money

    Ding Ding!

    Who had Ford Escape? Bonus points for calling Hybrid!

    • Right of Center

      Darn it. I had Honda CRV

  • Homeowner

    So glad to be back to the post-election “normal”.

  • bg

    Another photo: https://plus.google.com/photos/106149509452203552807/albums/5810330353721859201?authkey=CIHKq9_Iz7b2ugE

    The people in both cars seemed OK but were shaken up.

  • Drunk_IrishChick

    Any info on the guy hit on Washing Blvd Sunday night in front of Northside Social?

    • let’s get this straight

      This is some guy you hit on on Washington Blvd?

      • Drunk_IrishChick

        No some drunk dude walked into the street between Osullivans and Northside…was hit by a vehicle..cops and fire were on the scene for hours

  • AWP

    Wow, not even from MD, but California!

    • Its How We Roll

      Perhaps a MD driver in a car with CA tags….eg., military

  • Mick

    Not sure how the SUV could have been T-Boned taking an exit ramp.

    Carlin is a dual divided road there. Did the SUV cross from the left lane and try to exit suddenly.

    Or was the Benz coming off of Rte 50 and blew through the merge?

    Most odd.

    • other side of the river

      Looks like they were trying to turn left from SB Carlin Springs to get on to 50 EB and got hit by the Merc heading NB on Carlin Springs.

      There’s not a particularly good line of sight to make that left.

      • Mick

        Gotcha. Thanks, that helped my “internal map” click in.

        Dollar to a donut the NB car was going too fast and the old timers a bit slow and hesitant turning.

  • HappyCyclist

    I dont think we should ban SUV’s, but we should designate one or two routes for them and confine them to those places.

    • 1RLI

      Sort of like bicycles.

    • Captain_Obvious

      good luck with that !

    • YTK

      EVERY SUV MUST come from the factory from now on, with a full set of WHEELS on its roof!!!! Oh, and Froyo coupons!!

  • Columbia Piker

    The average person driving in South Arlington is undeserving of a license.

    • WeiQiang

      welp, the Hybrid SUV [congrats to the winner of the flip-pool] was coming from NArl and the Benz was ostensibly heading home to NArl. sounds like a problem of and by NArl drivers.

    • DCBuff

      Which is why you will be getting a trolley.

      • YTK

        Hmm.. yes they could have been T-boned by a Trolley……… This is Skeeery. Real Skeeery (reaches for a consolation Froyo)

  • SHLady

    the Arlington Gravity Anomaly strikes again.

  • MrsKerin

    Does non-traditional extraction mean they took them out through the trunk? Glad everyone was okay — but the police/fire/emergency response did a terrible job with the traffic. I waited on Carlin Springs for over 1/2 hour only to half to turn around and go back the other way.

    • Traditional Extractor

      We could not extract two elderly ladies in the same rescue. Virgnia law respects traditional extraction: only the rescue of one man and one woman.

      • dumpbox


      • oh man that made me laugh. thank you!

  • Grace

    And what makes them “elderly”?

    • Quoth the Raven

      Their age!

  • sam the cat

    The AGA strikes again

  • Cyrus

    These are all really funny comments pertaining to a serious auto accident. Once again the denizens of the ArlNow community have not disapointed. Pathetic.

    • Mick

      Oooh, looks like somebody’s “J” is spiking.

  • Jerome Smiff

    MrsKerin I feel so badly that “you” had to wait in traffic for 30 minutes while someone else was having, what may have been, the most terrifying day of their life trapped in an overturned vehicle. I’m sure you tweeted or updated your Facebook to make sure all of your friends knew “you” were stuck in traffic because the police/fire/emergency response people were doing such a terrible job to clear your path to Northside Social.


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