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Two crashes with serious injuries bookend Monday

Twelve hours after a pedestrian was struck by a driver in the Landmark neighborhood, a crash between the drivers of a Ford Explorer and a motorcycle left the biker with life-threatening injuries.

The second crash occurred at the intersection of West Braddock Road and High Street near the Rosemont neighborhood.

“There is a heavy police presence at West Braddock Road and High Street,” police said. “This is in response to a two-vehicle crash. One person was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. APD’s Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the cause of the crash.”

Earlier that day, a 42-year-old woman was seriously injured crossing South Van Dorn Street when she was hit by the driver of a silver Honda CRV.

According to police:

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred on Monday, October 17, 2022, in the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street.

At approximately 6:36 AM, police responded to the area for a pedestrian struck in the 500 block of South Van Dorn Street. The preliminary investigation suggests a 42-year-old female, was crossing South Van Dorn Street when she was struck by a silver Honda CRV traveling northbound on South Van Dorn Street. The female was transported to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the silver SUV remained on the scene.

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