UPDATED: Car Hits Transformer, Causes Fire, Power Outage (VIDEO)

The incident drew a crowd.

UPDATE (4:01 p.m.): The incident was caused by a two-car accident at about 11:25 Thursday night. The driver at fault was charged with failure to yield right of way. His SUV swerved off the road hitting the transformer. He was transported to the hospital and his status is not currently known. 

The other driver suffered only minor injuries and walked away. 

Dominion Power is currently using a generator on the scene. Power lines are expected to be repaired between 3-5 p.m. today. 


UPDATE (12:31 a.m.): Dominion Power just arrived.

A fire broke out after a vehicle hit a transformer and flipped over along Lee Highway in front of Wednesday night. The incident cut power to surrounding apartments.

Fire rescue personnel put out the fire about 20 minutes after the incident occurred shortly before midnight. The scene attracted a crowd of bystanders from the nearby grocery store and rental units. 

Freelancer Andrew Knight, who was on the scene at the time of the crash, reports that there seem to be no major injuries. 

Check Patch for more information as it becomes available.

Dan March 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Which one did it hit? Bumble Bee, Optimus Prime? Clearly the work of the Decepticons!!
Peter S. Jensen March 16, 2012 at 01:34 PM
8 hours without power over this, sure glad it was not a weather event.
Micah Maurio March 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Whoever wrote this article is an idiot. There was only one car involved, there was no "failure to yield," and the driver was a female. How do I know? Because I was the guy that pulled her out of her vehicle. Dumbass.
Andrew Knight March 21, 2012 at 01:33 AM
@Micah Maurio: First of all, thanks for the compliment. I spoke to Fairfax County Police spokesman Eddy Azcarate, MPO and that is where I got the information about the other car involved in the accident. Next time you find information in an article that you believe to be incorrect, the courteous thing to do is email me and call me a dumbass privately. Thanks!
Mark Filiatreau May 11, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Dear Micah, just because you pulled a woman out of her car (thanks for that) doesn't mean you know how the accident occurred.


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