School Bus, Two Cars Collide at Colt’s Neck & South Lakes

by Karen Goff May 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm 1,370 14 Comments

Police are cleaning up and investigating an collision that took place at Colt’s Neck Road and South Lakes Drive about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

A Fairfax County Public Schools bus, a Nissan Rogue and a Honda Civic collided, police said.

The cars sustained major damage and were towed from the scene. Police said the drivers of those cars received minor injuries.

The bus was finishing a South Lakes High School route at the time. No students were on board, police said.

The bus suffered minor damage.

As of 3:20 p.m. investigators and the vehicles were still at the scene and traffic in the area has slowed while the investigation continues.

  • Mike M

    That intersection has more than it’s share of collissions. I don’t understand why.

    • JamesJ

      Speeding most likely, it’s a 35 mph zone and cars average 50. At 35 there would not have been this much damage. Slow down kids…

    • Rich_C

      A lot of people make left turns from Colts Neck onto South Lakes (both directions), and there is no turn signal and no turn lane. There is often a backup of cars trying to make a left turn and it is hard to see if there is a car going through the intersection on the other side of the backup. And sometimes cars in the left lane who want to go straight pull out of the line into the right lane and gun it through the intersection. It is always interesting driving on Colts Neck there.

      They added left turn lights for South Lakes at the intersection a couple years ago and that helped a lot. They need that on Colts Neck but without a turn lane I don’t know if they will add a dedicated left turn signal.

      • Robert Mowbray

        And a lot of the left turners don’t use their turn signals.

  • WhoIsJohnGalt

    A Honda Civic in South Reston, what are the odds?

    • BB

      And in North Reston as well, including a friend. And $$$$ houses in both north and south, as well as $ in both.

      • JamesJ

        Seriously, some of Reston’s most expensive properties are in South Reston, down Lawyers road. Get informed, drop the south side reference, stupid.

    • novatom

      For the money and maintenance costs, the Honda Civic is the best car on the road. Rich people buy Civics so they can stay rich.

    • Mike M

      Bold and shameless snobbery fascinates me. Do go on. You are telling us so much about yourself.

      Like you, I have so much respect for people who throw excessive money – often debt – at the personal goal of having a Lexus or a maintenance bomb BMer.so they can be the hottest cool kid on Reston Parkway. Really. I do. It’s just that I have other priorities.

  • Chris

    Went though that intersection after the accident had been cleared. Whomever cleaned up the debris from the accident did a poor job. I got a huge auto screw in my back tire and now it’s flat. Who is going to pay for this????? I shouldn’t have to!

    • Robert Mowbray

      There was still a lot of debris there this morning.

  • Impartial Hydrogenator

    This is inaccurate. The accident was at 2:30 and three cars and a school bus all had damage.

  • SouthReston

    Strangely, it was the second time a school bus, a big yellow school bus has been hit in this vicinity. How hard are those to see?

    • Ming the Merciless

      Really hard if you’re looking at your phone while you’re driving.


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