Report on Last Night’s Accident on North Quaker Lane in North Ridge

by Lee Hernly, Editor

From the photos I have seen of the accident, it’s amazing the motorcyclist survived. You can see photos from the tragic accident scene at this link, this link, and this link from our friend Wayne Hulehan. You can also see MyFoxDC’s photos here.

Via MyFoxDC

A motorcycle crashed through a window of a church daycare in Alexandria leaving five children and the biker injured.

The accident happened at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Saint Clement on N. Quaker Lane.

Police say a white car was trying to make a left turn across N. Quaker Lane when it collided with a motorcyclist traveling northbound on the road.

“The bike flew into the window,” said a 7-Eleven store employee who witnessed the crash. “The guy just went flying so high.”

The motorcycle went through the window of the daycare. The church rector said ten young children and their teacher were inside at the time.

Police say five of those children went to the hospital, but were not seriously hurt. The man on the motorcycle was also hospitalized and is in serious condition. The driver of the car is expected to be okay.

Police are investigating to see if speed was a factor in the crash. In fact, the police department has been watching for speeding on the street recently.

“There was a couple of weeks ago that was part of a proactive campaign to try to get people to slow down,” said Ashley Hildebrandt, spokesperson for the Alexandria Police Department. “It wasn’t the result of any complaints or anything that have been logged.”

But residents who live close by say speed has been a problem on N. Quaker Lane for a while.

Read more at this link.

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