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Teenage Boy Struck by Car in West Springfield

The boy is in stable condition at a local area hospital.

A teenage boy was struck by a car Thursday night at the intersection of Rolling Road and Old Keene Mill Road in West Springfield, according to Fairfax County Police.

Police responded to a call at 5:04 p.m. about a pedestrian struck at the intersection. According to Eddy Azcarate, public information officer with the Fairfax County Police Department, the intersection was closed for about 90 minutes while police and Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units were on scene. Azcarate did not indicate whether slippery roads due to snow or ice was a factor in the crash.

The boy was transported to a local hospital for life-threatening injuries and is now in stable condition.

No further details regarding the crash investigation have been released.

Laura Flynn January 25, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Rolling and Old Keene Mill is West Springfield, not Burke, but regardless I hope the young man is ok!
Sherell Williams (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 03:59 PM
The headline and body have both been corrected. Thanks, Laura! If the police release anymore details, we'll update the story.
Patty Aunon January 25, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Actually, Burke starts right at that intersection! Once you go past Rolling Road on Old Keene Mill, heading towards Burke, THAT is the official start of Burke!
Randy Falkofske January 25, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Negative! Burke is ZIP Code 22015, and that boundary crosses Old Keene Mill Road at the electrical transmission lines just east of Rolling Valley Shopping Center. By the way, don't trust Google Maps on this matter. It shows the boundary along Pohick Creek, but that is not correct. - Randy Falkofske
Sherell Williams (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Yes, Google Maps lists it as West Springfield. I remember when we were trying to figure out boundaries for the sites back in 2010 and there was some confusion about where places began and ended because of the postal zip code changes. Thank you, Patty and Randy, for your comments!
Madeleine Deliee January 26, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Does the boundary really matter? What is important is that the young man is stable and recovering.
Mitze Thornhill January 27, 2013 at 02:01 AM
I was at the intersection coming home from work when it happened. It was very scary. At the time I could not see if it was a male/female, but I could see their shoes scattered in the middle of the intersection and they were laying on their side not moving at all. The person that hit him sat in the car on the phone for about 5 minutes before finally getting out of his car, then placing the hood of his jacket up over his head and went around the side of the car to check things out while in the meantime other drivers had already stopped and had come to the aid of the young man placing their coats and anything warm over the injured boy and calling 911. I thought it was strange that the driver did not immediately get out of his car to come to the aid of the person he had just hit. I and some other cars were able to get through the green light and make a left turn on to Old Keene Mill Rd just before police and rescue squad arrived and the intersection shutdown for 90 minutes. I heard the boy is in stable condition and really glad about that because I thought whoever it was had been killed because I saw no movement whatsoever. There seems like there is an accident at that intersection alot.i
Kathleen April 23, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I wonder if the driver was calling his/her lawyer. I'm glad the teen wasn't killed.

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