Bicycle Crashes 2012


2012 Bicycle Crashes in Fairfax County 

 

Fairfax County had 106 reportable crashes involving bicycles in 2012, which is approximately a 26% increase in bicycle crashes over 2011. Twelve crashes were a hit and run where a bicyclist was struck and the motorist fled the scene. One crash involved the death of the bicyclist. In 43% 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 19 crashes (18%) the bicyclist was found to not have the right of way and in 30 crashes (28%) the driver was found to not have the right of way.

2011 Bicycle Crashes in Fairfax County

 

The monthly breakdown of 2012 bicycle crashes:

  •  January: 6
  •  February: 9
  •  March: 5
  •  April: 6
  •  May: 12
  •  June: 15
  •  July: 6
  •  August: 15
  •  September: 13
  •  October: 5
  •  November: 5
  •  December: 9

 

The police district breakdown of 2012 bicycle crashes:

  •  Sully: 6
  •  Mount Vernon: 15
  •  McLean: 18
  •  Mason: 11
  •  Reston: 17
  •  Franconia: 15
  •  West Springfield: 12
  •  Fair Oaks: 12

 Rocky Run Students Bike to School Day; Helmet Safety Tips

May 8, 2013 is National Bike to School Day.
Officers performed bike safety checks and students demonstrated their cycling skills by completing a cone course.

 

Complete List of 2012 Reportable Crashes Involving Bicycles

Date Time Location Who at Fault Charge or Cause
         
January 1
January 10
January 11
January 19
January 20
January 25
0332
0844
2159
1800
1532
1245
1603 BELLE VIEW BLVD
LEE HWY / NUTLEY ST
LEE HWY / OLD CENTREVILLE RD
ANNANDALE RD / BRANDY CT
LEE HWY / WINDSOR DR
CENTREVILLE RD / HIGHLAND MEWS CT
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault *
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Fail to maintain control
Wrong side of road
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to pay time & attention
Improper passing
Hit & Run
         
February 1
February 1
February 2
February 6
February 11
February 12
February 14
February 27
February 27
1507
1538
1754
1611
1221
1707
1548
1447
1534
CENTREVILLE RD / LEES CORNER RD
LITTLE RIVER TPKE / TAYLOR DR
SHIPLETT BLVD / ANDROMEDA DR
CEDAR LN / GALLOWS RD 
8626 RICHMOND HWY
HOOES RD / SILVERBROOK RD
HIGHLAND LN / RICHMOND HWY
LITTLE RIVER TPKE / OLLEY LN  
6038 RICHMOND HWY
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to pay time & attention
Fail to pay time & attention
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Wrong side of road
Hit & Run
Fail to maintain control
Fail to yield right of way
         
March 13
March 20
March 22
March 23
March 23
0822
1250
0911
1318
1622
HUNTLY PL / PARK TERRACE DR
BEACON RDG / TWIN BRANCHES RD 
BEULAH ST / FRANCONIA SFLD PKWY
CENTER LN / SEMINARY RD
CEDAR LN / COTTAGE ST 
Driver at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Improper backing
Driver distraction
Improper turn
Wrong side of road
Improper passing
         
April 1
April 5
April 9
April 16
April 23
April 24
1430
1645
2225
1616
0742
0652
MARKET ST / TOWN CENTER PKWY  
NORTH POINT VILLAGE CTR / RESTON PKWY  
BLAKE LN / LEE HWY  
ILIFF DR / SANDBURG ST  
DEER POND RD / SULLY PARK DR 
BURKE RD / LAKE BRADDOCK DR 
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Improper Turn
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to pay time & attention
         
May 9
May 11
May 11
May 13
May 17
May 18
May 24
May 25
May 26
May 26
May 29
May 30
1713
0940
1830
1529
1800
1314
1125
1615
0820
1136
1723
2048
MARGIE DR / SEA CLIFF RD
BEACHWAY DR / PATRICK HENRY DR
CEDAR LN SW / COTTAGE ST
OX RD / SOUTH RUN OAKS DR 
BENNINGTON WOODS RD / NORTH VILLAGE RD
SOUTH KINGS HWY / VANTAGE DR
SUNSET HILLS RD / WIEHLE AVE 
CENTREVILLE RD / FRANKLIN FARM RD 
FAIRFAX COUNTY PKWY / NEW DOMINION PKWY 
MONTICELLO DR / LINDA LN
BORGE ST / JERMANTOWN RD
GRAHAM RD / OAKLAND AVE  
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Unknown
Driver at fault 
Driver at fault *
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Improper turn
Fail to obey signs/signals
Driver distraction
Fail to maintain control
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to obey signs/signals
Fail to yield right of way
Conflicting statements
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
         
June 3
June 5
June 5
June 6
June 6
June 7
June 8
June 10
June 13
June 15
June 17
June 17
June 19
June 22
June 25
1937
0737
1732
1130
2040
2056
2120
0113
1710
1213
0959
1445
1138
1136
2153
THOMAS J STOCKTON PKWY / WITTINGTON BV
FAIRFAX COUNTY PKWY / LEE CHAPEL RD
FAIR LAKES BLVD / STRINGFELLOW RD 
POPLAR TREE RD / STRINGFELLOW RD
LEE HWY / MAPLE LN
LITTLE RIVER TPKE / OLLEY LN
BEULAH ST / KINGSTOWNE COMMONS DR
7024 QUANDER RD
BELINGER CT / LAVENDER LN
DRANESVILLE RD / WIEHLE AVE
FAIRFAX COUNTY PKWY / RICHMOND HWY
LORTON RD / TEA TABLE DR
MONUMENT DR / MONUMENT WAY
FOUNTAIN DR / NEW DOMINION PKWY 
NORTH KINGS HWY / SOUTH KINGS HWY
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault *
Bicyclist at fault *
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault
Driver at fault
Unknown
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Overtake at intersection
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to maintain control
Fail to yield right of way
Driver distraction
Crowded off highway
Improper lane change
Following too closely
Fail to yield right of way
Conflicting statements
         
July 7
July 8
July 10
July 11
July 28
July 31
1144
0729
1633
1723
1356
0824
ARLINGTON DR / RICHMOND HWY
LOCKHEED BLVD / RICHMOND HWY
FRANCONIA RD / PEVRILL DR
FRANCONIA RD / VILLA ST
WINDHAM AVE / BARRY RD
COLUMBIA PIKE / LACY BLVD
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to pay time & attention
Crowded off highway
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
         
August 1
August 9
August 11
August 12
August 13
August 14
August 15
August 17
August 18
August 20
August 25
August 25
August 28
August 28
August 28
1200
2050
1617
0155
0908
2011
1132
1315
0857
2131
1850
2057
1053
1352
1752
BEULAH ST / CASPERSON RD
SILVERADA PL / MONTE VISTA PL
SOLARIDGE DR / TWIN BRANCHES RD
BEACHWAY DR / EDGEWATER DR 
HUNTER MILL RD / HUNTER STATION RD  
ELLINGHAM CIR / KINGSTOWNE VILLAGE PKWY 
RICHMOND HWY/  BELFORD DR
11180 SOUTH LAKES DR
CHAIN BRIDGE RD / HIBBARD ST 
HOLLAND RD / SHERWOOD HALL LN 
ELMENDORF DR / JERMANTOWN RD 
BRADDOCK RD / SOUTHAMPTON DR
SOUTH VAN DORN ST / FRANCONIA RD
LEESBURG PIKE / ROLLING HOLLY DR
MOUNT VERNON HWY / SURREY DR 
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault *
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Bicyclist at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Struck parked car
Wrong side of road
Driver distraction
Fail to yield right of way
Driver distraction
Following too closely
Driver distraction
Struck parked car
Driver distraction
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Improper lane change
Improper turn
         
September 7
September 12
September 14
September 14
September 19
September 19
September 20
September 21
September 21
September 21
September 23
September 24
September 26
1920
1457
1557
2215
1313
1735
1348
1424
1636
1724
2117
1749
1420
LEES CORNER RD / POPLAR TREE RD 
SOAPSTONE DR / SOUTH LAKES DR   
MONUMENT DR / POLO DR   
ANNANDALE RD / CHESTNUT AVE 
BURKE CENTRE PKWY / BURKE COMMONS RD 
QUEENSBERRY AVE / SEDGWICK LN
14441 BROOKFIELD TOWER DR  
BROOKLAND RD / FRANCONIA RD
2841 HARTLAND RD
FOX MILL RD / SUNRISE VALLEY DR  
COLUMBIA PIKE / LACY BLVD
FAIR LAKES PKWY / MONUMENT DR
SHREVE RD / VIRGINIA LN 
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault *
Driver at fault *
Unknown
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Driver at fault *
Unknown
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Following too closely
Conflicting statement
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Driver distraction
Conflicting statements
Driver distraction
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
         
October 11
October 12
October 23
October 24
October 26
1635
0838
1613
0410
0705
ARLINGTON BLVD / WAYNE RD 
GOVERNMENT CENTER PKWY / MONUMENT DR
BACKLICK RD / WILBURDALE DR
ARLINGTON BLVD / WILLIAMS DR
SHREVE RD / VIRGINIA LN
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault *
Fail to yield right of way
Driver distraction
Improper lane change
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to maintain control
         
November 1
November 12
November 14
November 18
November 30
1215
1403
1439
0821
0924
7629 RICHMOND HWY
ASHWOOD PL / COLUMBIA PIKE SERVICE RD (Fatality - bicyclist)
GEORGE C MARSHALL DR / LEESBURG PIKE
ROLLING RD / MORRISSETTE DR
GLEN CARLYN RD / SOUTH MANCHESTER ST 
Bicyclist at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to maintain control
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
         
December 1
December 4
December 6
December 11
December 11
December 12
December 21
December 27
December 30
1919
1843
1656
0713
1830
0746
1124
1144
1730
BACKLICK RD / LITTLE RIVER TPKE
RANDOM HILLS RD / RIDGE TOP RD
DRANESVILLE RD / SUGARLAND RD
SUNSET HILLS RD / WIEHLE AVE
LEE HWY / PROSPERITY AVE
7903 WESTPARK DR
NEW DOMINION PKWY / RT286 NB RAMP TO SPRING ST EB  
COLUMBIA PIKE / LEESBURG PIKE
I66 / LEE HWY
Unknown
Driver at fault
Bicyclist at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Driver at fault *
Bicyclist at fault
Conflicting statements
Fail to yield right of way
Wrong side of road
Fail to obey signs/signals
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to yield right of way
Fail to maintain control
Bicycle without lights
         
      *citation issued  


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


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