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Head-On Collision

Two Men Pull Lansdowne Resident From Burning Car

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, on Old Ox Road in Sterling. Two witnesses pulled a man out of his burning vehicle, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Robert Ray Schermerhorn, Jr., 32, of Lansdowne, was traveling south on Old Ox Road in his 2004 Maserati when he struck Martha Gomez, 23, of Reston, traveling north in a Pontiac four-door vehicle, in a head-on collision, according to the Sheriff's Office.

When Schermerhorn’s Maserati caught fire, two witnesses, Oscar Merida of Leesburg and Christopher Johnson of Ashburn, pulled Schermerhorn out of the car, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesman Kraig Troxell said.

Schermerhorn was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Gomez was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital, Lansdowne Campus, to be treated. Two passengers in the car with her were taken to Reston Hospital, where they were treated and released.

"Schermerhorn was found at fault for the accident and charges are pending," Troxell said.