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Motorcyclist Sent to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

The accident between a motorcycle and a van has closed down Route 1 southbound to traffic.

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: Route 1 at Telegraph Road is now open, according to Fairfax County Police.

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A crash at Route 1 and Telegraph Road Wednesday afternoon involving a van and motorcycle has sent the motorcyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Officer Eddy Azcarate, spokesman for the Fairfax County Police Department.

The motorcyclist, driving a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle, was involved in a crash with the driver of a tan minivan and was flown to Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

The driver of the minivan, a woman, was also sent to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 911 call came in to Fairfax County Police at 12:34 and police were on the scene at 12:35 p.m.

A crash reconstruction team from Fairfax County is on the scene.

The accident has closed down Route 1 southbound to traffic. Southbound drivers are being diverted to Fairfax County Parkway. Traffic headed north on Route 1 cannot make a left onto Telegraph Road.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Steven M Kendall March 19, 2013 at 09:12 PM
OK it's me, the motorcyclist. I am finally home and spending time with my family. It hasn't been easy and has been very hard, especially for my wife. I am still suffering from my TBI and my left knee is pretty much gone (all but one ligament torn) as stated earlier, we all on here need to quit making assumptions. I don't remember the accident or anything months after. What I do know is that I've always been a conscienctious motorcyclist and the other driver was found guilty in court for the incident. There is so much that I want to say but I will keep them to myself. Just know that my life and my families life has been forever changed.
Reinaldo Mas March 20, 2013 at 12:09 AM
MAJ Kendall. I had the opportunity to be the first medical responder but I did not witness the accident. You were unconscious and not responding to painful stimuli. Pupils were approximately 3mm and equal. In addition you were having difficulty breathing with stridor. No gross bleeding observed at the scene. I secured the Aid Bag from the trunk of my car and performed basic measures while my wife waited. I apologize for cutting your clothes. Later to learned that we were peers at ILE. I was on group 29. Just want to said, I am glad you are back with your family. Stay Strong. Sincerely, MAJ Mas
Steven M Kendall March 20, 2013 at 02:09 AM
Major Mass, Words cannot adequately express my appreciation for all that you did. I don't know for a fact, but I would be willing to bet your actions saved my life. I'll even thank your wife for her patience while her husband worked magic.
Reinaldo Mas March 20, 2013 at 09:39 AM
MAJ Kendall, our appreciation to your remarks and our satisfaction is that God brought you back to your family through that magic. I was just an instrument. Thanks to you and your family for the service rendered to this great nation. V/R MAJ Mas
Sally Spangler March 20, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Steve - the non-there at the time of the accident know more about the participants that the participants know about themselves! God be with you as you get yourself back together. It is a long road! Sally

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