Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Accident on 7/24 at Columbia Pike and Walter Reed

Wondering what happened the other night? Anyone that was in the area on Friday night probably noticed the 20 or 30 cop cars surrounding the intersection. Kind of hard to miss. I didn't see it but I heard it was quite a mess and some of the businesses on the corner were struck by the cars.

Here is the press release from the Arlington Police:

ARLINGTON, Va. –The Arlington County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Section is investigating a critical traffic accident that occurred on July 24, 2009. Christopher Bentley, 26, of Triangle, has been charged with Grand Larceny of an Automobile and Felony Hit and Run. he was held without bond.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Friday, Mr. Bentley was observed by police driving a stolen vehicle taken during a recent burglary. Before officers could initiate a traffic stop, Mr. Bentley drove eastbound through a red light at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive, and struck another vehicle. After impact, the suspect ran from the scene of the accident, and apprehended a block away. The driver of the second car, a 46 year old male, was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Yes, I was there not long after. Odd how little news there has been about it.

Alleged witnesses said the cops were chasing the perp, but cops I asked at the scene said no.

The innocent man who was critically injured is 46. I saw his red SUV on its side, wheels hitting the scooter store.

WJLA online has more info, plus the scary-looking perp's mug shot.