There was a report of a man who fell about 30 feet from the Ballston public parking garage. So Arlington police and firefighters are on the scene busy doing their rescue.
According to police, the incident took place on the Glebe Road side of the parking garage, near the intersection with Carlin Springs Road. The victim was described by the police as a 40-year-old white male.
According to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, witnesses reported that a man was dangling from the first level of the parking garage so they called the police; but the man fell before police arrived on scene. The victim suffered a traumatic head injury and was immediately rushed to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Sternbeck said.
At first the police thought that the incident sounded like a suicide attempt since 2010, two people have taken their own life by jumping from the parking garage but later the police found out that it was not the case.
According to Sternbeck, they found out that the man was part of a hit-and-run accident which happened at the G-4 level of the parking garage today. Investigators surmised he was attempting to run away from the scene when he climbed onto the ledge of the garage, but he never expected it to be high up until it was too late.
Sternbeck added that the man was not a stranger to the police and paramedics for they had frequent contact with the man in the past for alcohol-related incidents.
While police continue their investigation, they have closed down the sidewalk and blocked two out of three northbound lanes of Glebe Road.
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