Bicycle Crashes 2011


2011 Bicycle Crashes in Fairfax County 

 

Fairfax County had 84 reportable crashes involving bicycles in 2011. This includes six hit and run crashes where a bicyclist was struck and the motorist fled the scene. None of these crashes involved the death of the bicyclist. In 51% of the crashes, the bicyclist was held at fault.

The leading cause of most crashes involving bicyclists was one party failing to yield the right of way. In 26 crashes (31%) the bicyclist was found to not have the right of way and in 15 crashes (18%) the driver was found to not have the right of way.

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The monthly breakdown of 2011 bicycle crashes:

  •  January: 1
  •  February: 1
  •  March: 6
  •  April: 14
  •  May: 7
  •  June: 16
  •  July: 9
  •  August: 5
  •  September: 5
  •  October: 13
  •  November: 4
  •  December: 3

 

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For Some Perspective:

Fairfax County had an estimated 10,612 total crashes in 2011. Crashes involving bicycles in this same period represent less than 1% of this total.

 

Data from Last Year:

Complete data and a map of
2010 Bicycle Crashes in Fairfax County can be found here.

 

The police district breakdown of 2011 bicycle crashes:

  •  Sully: 8
  •  Mount Vernon: 13
  •  McLean: 14
  •  Mason: 16
  •  Reston: 9
  •  Franconia: 7
  •  West Springfield: 10
  •  Fair Oaks: 7

 

Video on Bike Safety in Fairfax County

 

 

Complete List of 2011 Reportable Crashes Involving Bicycles

Date Time Location Who at Fault Charge or Cause
         
January 01 1234 BREVARD CT / RICHMOND HWY Bicyclist at fault* Drunk in public
         
February 11 1655 BLAKE LN / LEE HWY  Driver at fault* Fail to yield right of way
         
March 4
March 8
March 17
March 17
March 18
March 19
1053
1607
1617
1824
1646
1624
GUINEA RD / LITTLE RIVER TPKE
CENTREVILLE RD / COPPERMINE RD
3400 PROSPERITY AVE
15000 STILLFIELD PL
CHAIN BRIDGE RD / TYSONS BLVD
COLLINGWOOD RD / WEST BOULEVARD DR
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault 
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Did not have right-of-way
Fail to obey signs/signals
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
         
April 3
April 3
April 4
April 4
April 7
April 10
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 15
April 22
April 22
April 23
April 25
1649
1706
1819
1905
1554
1921
0920
1857
0758
1725
2158
1640
1931
1700
BACKLICK RD
GOVERNMENT CENTER PKWY / MONUMENT DR
ANNANDALE RD / BARRETT RD
SUNSET HILLS RD / WIEHLE AVE
LITTLE RIVER TPKE / OLD COLUMBIA PIKE
ARLINGTON BLVD / GRAHAM RD
BURKE RD / BURKE LAKE RD (Hit & Run)
BRADDOCK RD / SHADOW VALLEY DR
PROSPERITY AVE/Metro Entrance
OX RD / SILVERBROOK RD
RANDOM HILLS RD / RIDGE TOP RD
LEWINSVILLE RD / SPRING HILL RD
OX RD / PORTSMOUTH RD
BRADDOCK RD
Bicyclist at fault
Unknown
Driver at fault* 
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault*
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault*
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Unknown
Cutting in
No charges placed
Reckless driving
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Reckless driving
Did not have right-of-way
Exceed safe speed
Fail to yield right of way
No charges placed
Bicycle without lights
Fail to maintain control
Fail to maintain control
No charges placed
         
May 2
May 10
May 15
May 18
May 25
May 26
May 31
0920
0918
1525
0056
1853
1808
1436
MOUNT VERNON MEMORIAL HWY / OLD MILL RD
ELECTRIC AVE / GALLOWS RD 
COLUMBIA PIKE / LEESBURG PIKE
RICHMOND HWY
BUCKMAN RD / MARTHA ST 
QUEEN ELIZABETH BLVD / WOODLAND WAY
FRANCONIA RD / GROVEDALE DR
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Unknown
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault 
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Fail to pay time & attention
Did not have right-of-way
No charges placed
Overtaking at intersection
No charges placed
Did not have right-of-way
Wrong side of road
         
June 3
June 6
June 8
June 9
June 14
June 15
June 15
June 17
June 17
June 17
June 19
June 22
June 25
June 26
June 27
June 29
2048
1514
0741
1746
0941
1152
2023
1705
1835
2012
1016
1556
1043
1627
1751
2014
LAYTON DR / MAYO CT
CENTREVILLE RD / SUNRISE VALLEY DR
NUTLEY ST / SWANEE LN
SANTA CLARA DR
MT VERNON MEMORIAL HWY / OLD MT VERNON RD
ISAAC NEWTON SQ N / WIEHLE AVE
DULLES TECHNOLOGY DR / SUNRISE VALLEY DR
COLTS NECK RD / SOUTH LAKES DR
COOPER ST / POLE RD
GORHAM ST / LEESBURG PIKE
BARON CAMERON AVE / GATESMEADOW WAY
FRANCONIA RD / SEATREND WAY
NORTH SHORE DR / VILLAGE RD
GALLOWS BRANCH RD / OLD GALLOWS RD
CEDAR LN / GALLOWS RD
FALLFAX DR / LEE HWY
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault
Unknown
Driver at fault
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault*
Bicyclist at fault*
Both at fault
Driver at fault
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault*
Unknown
Bicyclist at fault
Cutting in
Hit & Run
No charges placed
Did not have right-of-way
Fail to pay time & attention
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Improper turn/Avoid vehicle
Driver distraction
Fail to pay time & attention
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Fail to pay time & attention
No charges placed
Did not have right-of-way
         
July 2
July 3
July 4
July 7
July 9
July 19
July 27
July 30
July 31
1434
2251
2229
2319
0906
1546
0943
1013
1030
LITTLE RIVER TPKE / SOUTHLAND AVE
LEESBURG PIKE / SLEEPY HOLLOW RD
BENNINGTON WOODS RD / WALNUT BRANCH RD
LEESBURG PIKE / PEACE VALLEY LN
FURNACE RD / OX RD      
ANNANDALE RD / BARRETT RD
JOHN MARR DR
CENTREWOOD DR / SAINT GERMAIN DR
HUNTINGTON AVE / OLD RICHMOND HWY
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Disregard stop sign
Disregard traffic signal
Exceeded safe speed
Hit and run
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
         
August 4
August 10
August 11
August 12
August 20
0959
0757
1910
1911
1657
LEE JACKSON MEMORIAL HWY
RT7100 SB RAMP TO RT50 EB
BUCKMAN RD / MARTHA WASHINGTON ST
FALLS CHASE CT / GEORGETOWN PIKE
MEDFORD DR
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault*
Driver at fault*
Driver at fault
Driver at fault 
Wrong side of road
Fail to pay time & attention
Fail to pay time & attention
Hit & Run
Hit & Run
         
September 2
September 9
September 11
September 21
September 26
1943
1343
1005
1946
0929
RICHMOND HWY
LADSON LN / RICHMOND HWY 
OX RD / PALMER DR 
GALLOWS RD / HOLMES RUN DR   
BRADENTON DR / CENTREVILLE RD
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault*
Driver at fault*
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Following too close
Did not have right-of-way
         
October 7
October 8
October 10
October 13
Ocotber 14
October 15
October 15
October 15
October 15
October 28
October 28
October 31
October 31
0734
1711
0858
0825
1743
1026
1222
1341
1903
0644
1842
1158
1745
EM ST / FRANCONIA RD
COLERIDGE DR / SWIFT CT 
DOMINION DR / LEESBURG PIKE
MCLEAREN RD / WEST OX RD
CARLIN SPRINGS RD / LEESBURG PIKE 
CHANTILLY RD / LEE JACKSON MEMORIAL HWY
WARDS GROVE CIR / WOOD SORRELS LN
FORT HUNT RD / WOODMONT RD
LEE HWY / PICKWICK RD
GUINEA RD / LITTLE RIVER TPKE
AMHERST AVE / CUMBERLAND AVE
BRADDOCK RD / OX RD
AMHERST AVE / CALAMO ST
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault 
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault*
Driver at fault*
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault
Driver at fault*
Improper passing
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Hit and run
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Did not have right-of-way
Disregard traffic signal
Did not have right-of-way
Fail to pay time & attention
         
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 27
0608
1858
1708
0934
LAKEFORD DR / LEE HWY 
ARLINGTON BLVD
ARLINGTON BLVD / CHERRY ST
BURKE STATION RD / COTTON FARM RD   
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault*
Driver at fault*
Did not have right-of-way
Disregard traffic sign
Did not have right-of-way
Hit and run
         
December 7
December 15
December 23
0713
0750
1225
DOLLEY MADISON BLVD / KURTZ RD 
BUCKMAN RD / JANNA LEE AVE
FALLSMERE CT / VIRGINIA LN
Driver at fault*
Bicyclist at fault*
Driver at fault
Fail to pay time & attention
Did not have right-of-way
Improper Passing
      *citation issued  

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More information can be found at Fairfax County’s Bicycle Program.


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