Driver dies after BMW crashes into T-Mobile store in City of Fairfax
Updated: August 5, 2013 - 09:24 am
A Fairfax County man died Sunday after his BMW crashed into a T-Mobile store in the City of Fairfax.
It happened just after noon Sunday when City of Fairfax Police officials say his car crossed three lanes of traffic, jumped a median and plowed head-on into the side of the store.
Police say the driver, Vladislav Bochkov, 29, was traveling alone when he hit his gas for unknown reasons. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No one inside the T-Mobile store was hurt and neither were any pedestrians or other drivers. Police say that an investigation into why the crash happened is underway.
Fairfax Police Sgt. Kyle Penman said that Bochkov wasn't wearing his seat belt when the crash happened.
Many drivers who spoke with ABC7 complain that the area, which is called "Kamp Washington," is hard to navigate. Fairfax City police say the traffic signs are clear, but with all accidents like this one, they will consider if they can make the signs clearer for drivers.
“When you see a car wreck like that everyone stops and stares and wonders what’s going on,” Falls Church resident Michele Benevento said.
Michelle Ridlehoover of Lorton also looked on with disbelief. “You kind of wonder what people were thinking or what they were doing when they managed to get themselves in that kind of situation,” she said.
Aris Balian works a few doors down from T-Mobile and witnessed the commotion.
“There was about eight, nine police cars,” said the owner of Red Wings shoes. “There was about two [or] three ambulances and fire trucks,” he added. “They had the whole place shut down [and] I mean everybody ran over there."