Pedestrian accident shuts down lanes at key Springfield intersection

A vehicle struck and seriously injured a pedestrian Thursday afternoon, forcing authorities to shut down a major intersection in Springfield during the height of the evening commute, Fairfax County police said.

The accident happened at the intersection of Old Keene Mill and Rolling roads just after 5 p.m. said Officer Eddy Azcarate. The pedestrian was identified only as a female, and she was flown to a local hospital with potentially life threatening injuries, police said.

Police shut down the intersection for at least an hour and delays were expected.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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