Resident in Critical Condition After Crash

Resident in Critical Condition After Crash

A 34-year-old Centreville man remains in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital — and another Centreville resident is accused of DWI maiming — following a crash, just before midnight Sunday, in Centre Ridge.

The injured man is Abdallah Toma. Fairfax County police have no further information about him, except that he sustained internal injuries. But they believe the driver of the vehicle that struck his was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Police say Toma was making a left turn from southbound Bella Drive onto eastbound Field Encampment Road when the accident occurred. According to police, Pablo Florian, 45, of 6146 Strasburg Drive in the Meadows community crashed his 1988 Chevrolet truck broadside into Toma's 2004 Jeep Cherokee.

FLORIAN WAS driving west on Field Encampment Road when Toma was turning onto it, police say. Both vehicles came to rest on the southwest portion of the roadway. Toma was Medevaced to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and, Wednesday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Thomas listed his condition as still critical.

Police say the truck's occupants fled the vehicle after the crash, but were all apprehended. Florian was subsequently taken to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the accident. He was still there, Tuesday, but then released.

Police initially charged him with driving while intoxicated (DWI) — a misdemeanor carrying a one-year-maximum jail sentence. Then on Tuesday, they added a second, more-serious charge — the maiming of another because of drunk driving.

According to police Sgt. Jeff Gossett, this charge is levied in cases where someone "unintentionally causes bodily injury resulting in permanent and significant physical impairment." It's considered a Class 6 felony so, if convicted, Florian could receive as much as five years in prison for this charge, alone.

As for the truck's passengers — Darwin Ismael T. Florian, 23, address unknown, and Marco A. Lopez Tellez, 21, of 14233 St. Germain Drive, in Centreville — both were charged with hit-and-run and being drunk in public.

Police say the hit-and-run charge is because they allegedly left the scene of an accident and failed to report a hit-and-run within 24 hours. Both were held without bond in the Adult Detention Center and have May 26 court dates. Police do not know what, if any, relationship the Florians have to each other, and no court date has, as yet, been set for Pablo Florian.