Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sheriff's Office Seeks Additional Witnesses for Accident Investigation

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is seeking additional witnesses to a crash that injured a member of the agency. Investigators with the agency's Crash Reconstruction Unit are seeking witnesses who have not already spoken to law enforcement. If you witnessed this crash, please contact DFC D. Lake at 703-737-8307.

On Monday, Sept. 19, Captain Brian Courneya was traveling east on Route 7, between Route 9 and the Leesburg town limits, when around 5:20 a.m. his county issued vehicle was struck on its side by a deer. Courneya activated his emergency equipment and pulled his vehicle over to the side of the roadway. After he exited his vehicle, carrying a flashlight, he walked the median of the roadway and attempted to locate the deer to ensure it was not injured or in the roadway.

As the Sheriff's Captain was walking along the median an oncoming 1999 Jeep Cherokee, traveling in the right hand lane, came upon slow moving traffic and swerved left to avoid a rear-end collision. The vehicle crossed the left lane and struck Courneya. He was taken to the Cornwall Campus of INOVA Loudoun Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was charged with reckless driving (failure to maintain control).

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