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Reckless Driving Charge in Wreck That Closed Route 7 Monday

Downed power lines closed the busy commuter route for seven hours, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Downed power lines closed the busy commuter route for seven hours, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
Downed power lines closed the busy commuter route for seven hours, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
One of the drivers was charged with reckless driving in a wreck that closed a busy stretch of Route 7 for seven hours Monday. Details were released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Officers were called to the scene just before 11 a.m. after the driver of a 2002 Mini Cooper lost control of her vehicle near the exit for Route 28. The car struck a 2006 Sterling box truck and the truck hit a utility pole.

The collision downed power lines, closing the busy commuter route to traffic in both directions until late in the afternoon. Eastbound Route 7 was closed at Route 28 and westbound Route 7 was closed at Countryside Road.

No injuries were reported. The 22-year-old driver of the Mini Cooper was charged with reckless driving.


Sherri Isbister March 18, 2014 at 07:34 PM
There needs to be better police presence on Route 7 in Sterling and Ashburn. I travel that road every day to and from work and every day I almost have an accident because of wreck less drivers. It is almost like a free for all on that road anymore. Seems to me if a patrol car sat on Route 7 and set up a speed trap every once in a while the county would make some money and these drivers might stop the nonsense. There is a silver Vet that everyday does 90 into Sterling every morning.
Barbara Bittner March 18, 2014 at 08:40 PM
That silver vet gets onto Rt 7 at Lexington. Makes a right turn on red from the left lane if there is a car already in the right lane. I've watched that car cut off the driver in the right lane and then almost sideswipe cars on Rt. 7. Keep trying to get his license number. Truly a menace.
Ranking Rico March 30, 2014 at 10:31 PM
Man, either that Corvette has wings or you're thinking of another Rt. 7. On the 7 I take, exceeding 50 mph is impossible and there are three lanes, none of which is for passing or going slow. No point in having all the speed traps there used to be 15 yrs ago. There's still at least one, though--exactly where this accident happened.
Barbara Bittner June 30, 2014 at 02:29 PM
Time of day makes all the difference--and of course the part of 7. At 8:15 on a Friday morning the traffic is not too bad till you get closer to the 7/28 interchange.

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