Midday on Sunday, August 4, a Fairfax man was killed when his car sped out of control and slammed into a T-Mobile store on Fairfax Boulevard.
The man, 29-year-old Vladislav Bochkov, was traveling eastbound on Route 50 and had stopped at a Fairfax Boulevard light near the Kamp Washington intersection. When the light turned green, his car rapidly accelerated. Crossing three lanes of traffic, the median, and the eastbound lanes of Fairfax Boulevard, Bochkov’s 2004 BMW 530I struck the side of a T-Mobile store.
While no patrons or employees of the T-Mobile store were hurt—nor were any other drivers or pedestrians—Bochkov was pronounced dead at Fairfax Hospital. He had not been wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. No other occupants were in Bochkov’s vehicle.
Police are investigating whether excessive speed or alcohol contributed to the crash, but will also investigate whether a medical condition played a part. The City of Fairfax Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team, as well as the Virginia State Police, were at the scene working to determine what was behind the devastating wreck.
Sunday’s accident was the year’s first fatal crash in the city of Fairfax. The last deadly accident was in August of 2012, when a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed. Residents of the area say that it is particularly challenging to navigate, but law enforcement officials claim that signage is clear.
The Virginia car accident attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Vladislav Bochkov.