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Three injured in Leesburg crash

Three people, including a toddler, were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg.

The 8:11 a.m. crash occurred when Miguel Zavaleta, 40, of Leesburg, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado south on Evergreen Mills Road, slowed for traffic ahead.

However, Zavaleta was traveling too fast to stop and in an attempt to avoid striking the vehicles ahead of him crossed the double yellow line into oncoming traffic, according to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reports.

He struck a 2012 Jeep Wrangler that was traveling just north of Shreve Mill Road.

The driver of the Jeep, a 34-year-old woman, her 2-year-old daughter and Zavaleta were all airlifted from the scene.

None of their injuries were considered life-threatening, according to reports.

Zavaleta was charged with reckless driving.


The Ryan Road intersection is the 2nd most dangerous.  Mostly because people constantly pull out in front of traffic going 55mph to head north.  There is always a gap behind the group of cars/trucks heading north, but it would be a terrible inconvenience to wait another 10 seconds.

Are you saying that the speed limit should be lowered so that people can continue to talk on their cell phones while driving. I think you are mixed up, sir. The speed is not too high on Evergreen Mills. If you are going 55 MPH and paying attention, there is not a single place on that road where you would not have time to stop for traffic.

With that being said, I agree that people drive carelessly, should be more aware of their surroundings, and should not talk on the phone while driving. If you can’t handle the speed limit on Evergreen Mills, you should not have a drivers license.

Having almost been killed for the same reason (stopping for southbound traffic turning left onto Shreve Mill with a trucker on a cell phone behind me who swerved into the grass), I’ll attest to the fact that this is another dangerous intersection on Evergreen Mills Road.  Second only to the intersection at Watson Road.

That road needs to have a lower speed limit.  We aren’t in the country anymore, and people are driving carelessly.

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