A Fairfax man was killed Sunday when the BMW he was driving suddenly accelerated after stopping at a red light and crashed into the T-Mobile buidling on Fairfax Boulevard, police said.
The accident occurred just east of the Fairfax Boulevard-Kamp Washington intersection.
An initial investigation indicated that a silver 2004 BMW 530I was traveling east on Route 50 and had stopped for a red light, said Sgt. Kyle Penman, Fairfax City Police public information officer. As the light cycled to green, the car quickly accelerated across three lanes of traffic and continued briefly onto the eastbound lanes of Fairfax Boulevard.
The car left the roadway and continued across a median, finally striking the exterior of the building complex at 10955 Fairfax Boulevard occupied by T-Mobile, Penman said.
The driver of the car, Vladislav Bochkov, 29, of Fairfax, did not appear to be wearing a seatbelt, and was transported to Fairfax Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Penman said.
There were no other occupants in the vehicle, and no one else was injured, according to police.
The City of Fairfax Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team was assisted at the crash scene by the Virginia State Police.
This is the first fatal crash in the City of Fairfax in 2013. The last fatal traffic crash was on Aug. 18, 2012, in which a pedestrian was struck.
The photos above were submitted to Patch by readers who witnessed the accident.
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