Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Investigators Seek Witnesses in Multiple Vehicle Crash on Rt 7/Campus Drive Tuesday Afternoon

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash involving three vehicles and a bicycle that sent six people to area hospitals. Witnesses to the crash who have not already talked with a Loudoun Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Investigator as asked to contact the agency.

The crash occurred around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the westbound lanes of Route 7. A 2007 black Ford Focus, driven by Ximena Altuzarra of Sterling, apparently disregarded a red light at the intersection of Route 7, Campus Drive and Bartholomew Fair Drive. In the intersection the Ford Focus struck a 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by Mohammad Umar of Herndon. The Mitsubishi was attempting to cross Route 7 from Bartholomew Fair Drive on a green traffic signal.

After the impact, the Ford Focus lost control and struck a 1992 Honda Accord, driven by David Andritsis of Sterling. The Honda was sitting at the light on Campus Drive and was waiting to proceed west on Route 7. The Ford Focus then struck Evelyn Alvarado, who was on a bicycle on Campus Drive.

Umar and a passenger were transported to the INOVA Loudoun Campus in Lansdowne with non-life threatening injuries. Altuzarra and two passengers were taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alvarado was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax with life-threatening injuries. She is currently listed in stable condition.

The crash caused significant delays on Route 7 as the westbound lanes were closed to just one lane for over an 90 minutes.

If you are a witness to the crash and have not already talked with investigators you are asked to contact Deputy Specialist S. Allen at 703-737-8308. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

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