Thursday, July 14, 2011

Route 7 Accident at NoVa Community College Critically Injures Campus Police Officer

According to the Leesburg Today website, a Northern Virginia Community College police officer is in critical condition after being struck while attempting to answer a fire alarm call this afternoon in Sterling.

The officer, who has not been identified pending family notification, was responding to a call in Signal Hill Plaza, where the college owns property. He was turning left onto eastbound Rt. 7 from the NVCC Sterling campus when he was struck on the driver side door by a minivan traveling westbound. It is not immediately clear whether the minivan had a green light.

While a helicopter was initially called to the scene, it was canceled and the officer was transported by ground to the trauma center at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Details about his condition are not known.

The westbound lanes of traffic on Rt. 7 are closed as the Virginia State Police works the investigation with the Loudoun County Sheriffs Office working on the traffic control.

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