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UPDATE: Woman Dies After Five-Vehicle Crash in Whole Foods Parking Garage

by ARLnow.com December 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0

(Updated at 1:40 p.m.) A woman has died following a crash in the Market Common Clarendon parking garage, which serves Whole Foods customers.

The crash happened around 4 p.m., in the underground garage at 2700 Clarendon Blvd.

A woman in a gray Honda station wagon suffered some sort of a medical emergency while trying to exit the parking garage. After pulling up to the gate, she suddenly started going in reverse at a high rate of speed, then started driving forward again, according to a police spokesman. She struck at least 3-4 other vehicles before crashing into a concrete pillar.

The woman was in cardiac arrest and bleeding from her head while being treated by medics, according to scanner traffic and witness accounts. She was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. A second injured person, believed to be the driver of one of the cars that was struck, was also transported to the hospital.

A small crowd gathered in the garage while police photographed the scene and firefighters cleaned up a trail of blood on the concrete. One witness said the woman had just finished shopping at Whole Foods minutes before the accident.

As of 4:45 p.m., the garage entrance was closed and a portion of the parking area was roped off by crime scene tape.

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