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Two Accidents This Morning on Dulles Greenway

Two separate crashes this morning on the Dulles Greenway sent motorists to the hospital, the second crash resulting in an overturned tractor-trailer, according to the Virginia State Police.

As a result of the second accident, the westbound ramp from Route 606/Ox Road to eastbound Dulles Greenway is closed. All tolls are clear and traffic is moving, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinnne Gellar said.

The first accident occurred at around 7 a.m. when a pedestrian was struck at the Dulles Greenway/Route 267 eastbound toll plaza. The motorist stopped his vehicle and was walking over to the toll booth when he was struck by another vehicle. He was flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. A Virginia State Police Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation into the crash, and condition of the pedestrian is unknown at this time.

About a half-hour later at 7:28 a.m., Virginia State Police were called to a second crash in the eastbound lanes of the Dulles Greenway. With traffic backed up in the eastbound lanes as a result of the earlier crash, a tractor-trailer was trying to stop when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The tractor-trailer jackknifed and overturned. The tractor-trailer driver was flown to Washington Medical Center. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

The westbound ramp from Route 606/Ox Road to eastbound Dulles Greenway is closed as a result of the crash. Two eastbound lanes are open at this time. State Police hopes to have the debris cleared, tractor-trailer removed, and lanes re-opened by noon.(They have to unload the trailer before moving it.) The crash is also being handled as a hazmat situation because of a fuel spill from the tractor-trailer, which was loaded with construction waste.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 2, 2009; 10:44 AM ET
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Pedestrian? Toll booth employee, or stranded motorist?

Posted by: gfriday | July 2, 2009 7:57 AM | Report abuse

What happened with the tow truck? Did it just spontaneously turn over?

Posted by: MajorConfusion | July 2, 2009 8:15 AM | Report abuse

I saw the man laying on the ground and also so the car (sedan sports car)that hit him and the glass was caved into car but not cracked. I wonder if speeding with be a factor.

Posted by: aliciabc | July 2, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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