(Updated at 11 p.m.) Two vehicles careened off the GW Parkway and into the Potomac River near I-395 earlier tonight.
The incident happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. First responders on the ground and in boats rushed to the scene and rescued at least of the victims. Two men were brought to local hospitals in stable condition, according to the Arlington and D.C. fire departments.
U.S. Park Police is investigating the incident; so far there’s no word as to how it happened.
Both vehicles — one of which is fully submerged while the other is partially submerged on the riverbank — are expected to be pulled out of the water overnight.
#Update Photos from the scene at NB GW Parkway. 2 patients have been transported to local hospitals by @dcfireems in stable condition. One vehicle remains fully submerged and another partially submerged on riverbank. Both vehicles will be recovered overnight. pic.twitter.com/gK2TnhFr2R
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) January 13, 2021
Update water rescue GW Pkwy N/B north of I-395. 2 adult males transported with non life threatening injuries. @DCPoliceDept have divers in water investigating submerged vehicle. #DCsBravest Fireboats assisting. This will be an @ArlingtonVaFD & @usparkpolicepio incident. pic.twitter.com/gvaYhHeWVP
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) January 13, 2021
Photo via Arlington County Fire Department