(Updated at 11 a.m.) There was yet another crash this morning involving an overturned vehicle in the “usual spot” on the GW Parkway.
Today’s wreck was reported around 8 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the GW Parkway, in a bend in the road near the Key Bridge. No one in the overturned SUV was trapped and only minor injuries were reported, according to scanner traffic.
The crash resulted in lane closures and backed up traffic on the Parkway for part of the morning rush hour.
LOCATION: NB George Washington Parkway/ Key Bridge
INCIDENT: Traffic Collision
IMPACT: The North Bound lanes of George Washington Parkway have been shut down from Memorial to Key Bridge. Seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/tXZcIPQfux
— Arlington Alert (@ArlingtonAlert) December 16, 2022
This particular portion of the Parkway, as evidenced by the pockmarked stone wall and ripped-up grass, has seen numerous crash, particular when the roadway is wet.
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has been in touch with the National Park Service about safety on the GW Parkway, a spokesman told ARLnow this morning.
“Congressman Beyer’s office is in regular communication with NPS to improve safety including in that section of the parkway,” said Deputy Chief of Staff Aaron Fritschner. “The [Park Service] has indicated it is working to adjust signage to slow speeds in that specific area, which Rep. Beyer fully supports. The topography in that area makes any major structural road changes extremely difficult.”
ARLnow reported on recent crashes there on Oct. 2, Oct. 4, Oct. 5 (with overturned vehicle), and Oct. 31 (also with overturned vehicle). Other notable crashes nearby on the GW Parkway but not in that exact spot have been reported in February (with overturned vehicle and critical injury), November, and yesterday afternoon (with overturned vehicle).
We have another rainy day overturned vehicle on the GW Parkway in Arlington. This crash happened in the northbound lanes near TR Bridge. ACFD on scene, with traffic backing up past the Memorial Bridge. pic.twitter.com/cGjzCDw4ju
— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) December 15, 2022
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