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Vehicular Accident Injures Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Member

This post is about an accident that occurred in Jeffersonton VA at the intersection of Rixeyville Road and Springs Road on June 19, 2015. The photos above document the accident scene when the Fire and Rescue company was providing their services. The driver of the the black car (not identified by name in the Facebook posts below) sustained injuries to the right leg, consisting of two breaks below the knee and a broken right ankle, along with various cuts, scrapes, bruises. That driver was released from Fairfax hospital on June 23, 2015. That driver was issued a summons for running the stop sign at the intersection where the accident occurred. The red car was driven by the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue member mentioned in the text below.

The following text is from three posts on the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Facebook page, posted by Chief Doug Monaco:

June 20, 2015 – Yesterday morning one of our members who had spent the night staffing the station left to go home. Adam Thomas was traveling north bound on Rixeyville Road when another vehicle struck him head on in his lane. Upon arrival we found that Adam had self extricated himself and hearing the other driver yelling for help tried to assist her. He collapsed in the road way and could not reach her. We found that the other driver was trapped in her vehicle and had significant injuries. Command was established, a helicopter was summoned and we began treatment on both drivers and extrication was performed. We transported Adam to Fauquier and the other driver was airlifted to the Fairfax Hospital trauma center. Adam was later transferred by the same helicopter to Fairfax with a broken back. We would like to thank the other responding stations that assisted with transport and the LZ set up. Ambulance 9-1, Ambulance 9-2, Rescue Engine 9, Rescue 9 responded from Little Fork.

June 20, 2015 – Update on yesterdays incident. Fire Fighter Adam Thomas was taken into surgery at Fairfax Hospital late last night. The operation took a little over 8 hours. He woke up a few minutes ago and can now receive visitors for very short time frames. He also has the ability to receive emails, so feel free to write to him. From what we understand there will be a long rehabilitation time. We should note that even though he had a broken back he tried to assist the other driver who was trapped in the other vehicle. He went as far as he could before collapsing due to severe hip pain. We would like to thank all of our responding members who put their personal feelings aside and provided a high level of professional care during this incident.

June 22, 2015 – We visited Adam Thomas at Fairfax Hospital last night. Great news!! Adam will be released today and will be heading home. Please feel free to connect with him via; email, text, phone or a visit (I would call first). He is doing much better and will begin physical therapy after allowing the injury to heal over the next three months!
We would like to thank everyone who offered assistance and support to both Adam and our providers during this unfortunate incident!!! We greatly appreciate the response from individuals, fire and rescue stations and TLAER organizations…there are too many to list.

Culpeper Man Dies After Altercation with Culpeper Police

Culpeper Town Police patch

Culpeper Town Police patch

Press release from Culpeper Police Department:

Culpeper Police Department Involved in Incident Leading to Use of Force

On March 29, 2015, shortly before 8:00pm a Culpeper Police Department Patrol Officer was on routine patrol in the Cottontail Drive and Belle Avenue area of Culpeper when two males were observed walking in the street.

One of the males, later identified as Dominick R. Wise, age 30, of the 15000 block of Rixeyville Road in Culpeper, was observed by the officer to be intoxicated and acting erratically by walking in circles in the middle of street.

As the officer attempted to remove Mr. Wise from the middle of street, Mr. Wise walked away from the officer. The officer attempted to remove Mr. Wise from the middle of street again, and Mr. Wise fled on foot down the middle of Belle Avenue.

The officer called for other police officers to respond and assist in the area of Belle Avenue. Additional officers confronted the subject in the area of Belle Avenue adjacent to Culpeper Commons Apartments and attempted to place Mr. Wise into custody.

Mr. Wise at this point was non-compliant with officer’s commands and actively resisted arrest by swinging and kicking at officers. Conductive Energy Devices were deployed in attempts to subdue Mr. Wise, however the Conductive Energy Device had a limited effect. As additional officers arrived, they were able to apprehend and secure Mr. Wise by getting him in handcuffs. A knife was recovered lying underneath Mr. Wise during the altercation.

As a matter of policy, Officers on scene immediately contacted Emergency Medical Services to check on Mr. Wise who at the time was conscious and breathing. Culpeper Volunteer Rescue Squad, who was already in the area responding to a drug overdose call in the Belle Court Apartment area, responded to the scene at Culpeper Commons. Once they arrived, Mr. Wise became unresponsive and CPR was immediately administered. Mr. Wise was taken to UVA-Culpeper Hospital and later airlifted to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville.

Mr. Wise died at UVA Hospital late Monday morning. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

An officer of the Culpeper Police Department was also treated at UVA-Culpeper Hospital with contusions and swelling of his face and also a broken nose. He has since been released. The Virginia State Police Bureau of Investigations from Division 2 was contacted on Sunday night, shortly after the incident, at the request of the Culpeper Police Department, will be handling the investigation into this matter.

The Culpeper Police Department will be conducting a separate Administrative Investigation into this incident, as required by department policy. “The Culpeper Police Department would like to send our condolences to the Wise family. Any loss of life of a loved one, no matter the circumstance, is always tragic and very much too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wise family as they mourn their loss” states Chief Chris R. Jenkins.

Any further questions related to this investigation will be handled by the Virginia State Police.

Jeffersonton Resident Involved In Automobile Accident on Rixeyville Road, Charged with Possession of Marijuana

Volkswagon driven by Mark R. Mederos

Volkswagon driven by Mark R. Mederos

Press release from Culpeper Sheriff’s Department:

At about 12:23 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an auto accident with injuries in the 8500 block of Rixeyville Road. Deputy Scott Yeiser was the first to arrive and investigated the accident, which left a Volkswagen sedan in the middle of the road and a GMC pickup in a ditch off the northbound side.

GMC pickup driven by Stuart A Dodson

GMC pickup driven by Stuart A Dodson

Yeiser found that Mark R. Mederos, 21, of Amissville, ran off the road, then overcorrected, causing the sedan he was driving to overturn multiple times before stopping in the middle of the road. Mederos got out of the vehicle with a head wound. The driver of the pickup, Stuart A. Dodson, 26, of Jeffersonton, was heading northbound on 229 and struck the Volkswagen. Yeiser inspected the damage to both vehicles before they were towed and saw a marijuana grinder in the passenger compartment of the GMC.

Dodson was charged with possession of marijuana. Mederos was treated at Fauquier Hospital and charged with reckless driving. Both were released on a summons.

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