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Driver-side door removed by "jaws of life" as part of rescue operation.

Head-on collision leaves woman trapped in car outside Kingstowne Center

Woman rescued from car with “jaws of life” after being trapped following a head-on collision.

The Franconia Volunteer Fire Department today rescued a woman trapped in her car following a head-on collision just outside Kingstowne Center in Franconia, Va.

Fire officials confirmed that the woman had to be removed from her car, a silver Toyota Corolla, using the “jaws of life” before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Franconia Volunteer Fire Department blocking northbound traffic on South Van Dorn Street.

Officials declined to comment on the extent of the woman’s injuries or the hospital to which she was taken.

The accident happened at the intersection of South Van Dorn Street and Greendale Village Drive just after 11 am. Police officials declined to comment on the other vehicle involved.

The accident and subsequent rescue halted northbound traffic on South Van Dorn Street for about 30 minutes.

Fairfax Police where at the scene clearing the accident and directing traffic. However, police officials declined to comment.



Alex Fernandez

Alex Fernandez is a returning School of Communication Alumni at American University, pursuing his Master's (MA) in Investigative Reporting. He has previously worked independently since graduating American University in 2019.

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