The man who was in critical condition following a car accident in McLean has succumbed to his injuries, police said Saturday.
The accident took place around noon on January 27, just outside Greenberry's coffee shop in downtown McLean. The driver was going south on Beverly Road when he suddenly crossed the street, crashing into a parked car and then hitting a utility pole on the coffee shop’s patio.
A Greenberry's customer said everyone in the shop saw and heard the accident, and that the red car that the victim struck “was on the other side of the street smashed in. And this guy in the car was in front of that pole… and the guy was laying over on the seat.”
The owners of the stricken vehicle were in line for coffee when the accident occurred. They spoke to police after the accident, and expressed concern for the injured driver rather than their car.
Firemen and paramedics arrived at the scene approximately four minutes later and administered CPR. A spokesman from the Fairfax County fire department said that it is common procedure to send a paramedic unit to the scene of all accidents in order to treat victims as quickly as possible.
Two ambulances, one from Annandale and one from Arlington, arrived on the scene within minutes of each other, the spokesman said. The Arlington unit rushed the victim to Inova Fairfax Hospital on Gallows Road.
The Fairfax County police department has not yet released the man’s identity, but his family was notified and was with him at Inova Hospital when he passed away.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
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