(Updated at 1:05 p.m.) Traffic on northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway is being detoured after a man was hit by a vehicle near Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) in McLean this morning (Friday).
The U.S. Park Police (USPP) says its officers responded to the area of the GW Parkway and Route 123 interchange around 8:50 a.m. for a crash that involved “a vehicle and a person on foot.”
“The person on foot was transported to the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries,” a Park Police spokesperson said. “The northbound GWMP is diverted to Spout Run Parkway.”
Police confirmed that the person who got hit had been working on the GW Parkway. The northern section of the GW Parkway has been under construction for months as part of a rehabilitation project.
According to scanner traffic on Open MHz, a dispatcher told responding Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units around 8:59 a.m. that the crash had been described as a “hit and run.” However, USPP says it wasn’t a hit and run.
As of 11:14 a.m., the GW Parkway’s northbound lanes remained closed around the ramp to Chain Bridge for the crash investigation, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s traffic camera site.
Traffic alert: Crash investigation George Washington Memorial Parkway in area of Rt. 123. Northbound traffic diverted to Spout Run Parkway.
— USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) December 15, 2023
UPDATE: Crash with Injury. George Washington Parkway NB at VA-123. Fairfax County, VA. All northbound travel lanes remain blocked with ongoing investigation. Northbound traffic is diverted to Spout Run Parkway. Extended closure expected. Delays remain in both directions.
— MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) December 15, 2023
Map via Google Maps. Hat tip to Alan Henney
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