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Head-On Collision Critically Injures One

Alexandria Police are investigating an accident in the 1400 block of North Beauregard Street which occurred over the weekend.

The victims, Philip Berg, a 51-year-old male, and Daniel Gurara, an 18-year-old male, both city residents, collided while traveling on North Beauregard Street.

Berg was driving his 1992 four-door Nissan Sentra the wrong way in the southbound lanes of North Beauregard when he struck Gurara’s 1995 two-door Honda Civic head on.

Medic units arrived on the scene and attended to both victims. Berg was unconscious at the scene and was in serious condition as a result of his injuries. He was flown by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center, where he is listed in critical condition. Gurara was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.

The exact cause and circumstances surrounding the accident are still under investigation; however, alcohol appears to be a contributing factor, according to Alexandria police.

VICTIM FIGHTS FOR TIPS

A waitress and three bystanders subdued a would-be robber in Old Town.

Alexandria police reported that a 22-year-old waitress working in the 700 block of King Street, was leaving work at approximately 11 p.m., Aug. 9, when she was approached by a man asking for money. The man grabbed the waitress's tip money from her and attempted to run away. The woman chased and caught the man. However, the man was able to break free and began running again.

Three bystanders witnessed the encounter and chased the man down and held him until police arrived.

The man, identified as Michael Rogers, 44, with no fixed address, was taken into custody and charged with robbery.