Crash Injures Off-Duty Police Officer

Crash Injures Off-Duty Police Officer

A Fairfax County police officer is in fair condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital after sustaining a broken ankle and left leg, Monday afternoon, in a traffic accident in Centreville. He is George Davenport, a patrol officer assigned to the Fair Oaks District Station.

Davenport was off-duty at the time, riding his own motorcycle, around 2 p.m., when the crash occurred. According to Capt. Bill Gulsby, commander of the Sully District Police Station, the officer was traveling eastbound in the left lane of Route 29, when a truck exiting the access road in front of the Centreville Goodyear collided with the motorcycle.

Gulsby said the truck's driver was apparently trying to go west on Route 29 and crossed into the officer's path. The impact knocked Davenport off his motorcycle and rendered him unconscious. He was then Medivaced to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Said Gulsby: "His helmet saved his life, no doubt."

The accident closed traffic on Route 29 for quite awhile, before investigators cleared the scene. Meanwhile, motorists were diverted down Stone Road. Police said charges are pending against the driver of the truck.

<tgl> — Bonnie Hobbs