Arlington firefighters conducted a rescue operation this morning in Virginia Square after someone fell seriously ill at a construction site.
The incident happened this morning around 8 a.m., near the intersection of Washington Blvd and N. Kirkwood Road, where a seven-story residential building is being constructed.
According to the fire department, the stricken individual was removed from the construction site and rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. No additional details were given about the nature of the medical emergency.
Washington Blvd was blocked in both directions as a result of the emergency response.
#Update Patient removed from construction site and transported to hospital in critical condition. Fire Department units have cleared the scene. 3400 block of Washington Blvd is open to traffic in both directions. pic.twitter.com/vqL1PIMUFc
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) July 28, 2021
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