A serious pedestrian accident on a busy street in the center of Clarendon is now the object of Arlington County Police investigation. The mishap involved a man being hit by a car and the victim sustained life threatening injuries.
According to initial reports, an adult male was struck by a Honda Civic coupe heading eastbound on Clarendon Blvd, near the intersection with N. Highland Street, around 12:30 early The man suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported via ambulance to George Washington University Hospital.
Crowds consisting most of Clarendon bar-goers were observing anxiously from behind yellow police tape at the bloody evidence marked at the scene, taking photos of the victim’s shoes, pants and shirt. Police had to shut down Clarendon Blvd from Washington Blvd to N. Garfield Street while detectives investigated the accident.
According to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, the operator of the Honda was identified by police as 22-year-old Tyler Bruce Wills resident of Bowie, Md. He was arrested on scene and charged with DUI and DUI Maiming. He is currently being held without bond. Charges against Wills maybe changed depending upon the status of the victim.
Sternbeck said that the victim was a 27-year-old man from Collinsville, Va., who has been undergoing surgeries and now remains in critical condition. The victim sustained a fractured skull, two broken legs, a broken arm, numerous lacerations to his body, and a big laceration to his face. A friend was with the victim at the time of the accident and immediately notified the family.
Unconfirmed accounts of witnesses stated that the victim was crossing just outside the crosswalk and was hit by the car, which was traveling through the intersection at what was described as a relatively high rate of speed. The victim was hurled through the air and landed on the pavement..
As of 2:15 this morning, the police accident reconstruction team was taking pictures and using measurement devices to gather more definitive account of how the accident happened.
Car accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.
Please consult an experienced Arlington, VA car accident lawyer.