Charlie Davies, a striker on the U.S. National soccer team, was in surgery in stable condition this afternoon after a car crash in Arlington, Virginia this morning. One passenger in the car, a 22-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The injuries to Davies, 23, are not life threatening, which is somewhat amazing considering the condition of the car.
As you can see in the photo, the car was sheared in half in the accident, which occurred on George Washington Parkway, with no other cars involved. the cause of the crash is still being investigated.
The accident happened at approximately 3:15 a.m. Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser told News4 that it looks like the SUV struck the metal railing of the bridge that carries the parkway over Boundary Channel Drive.
Ashley J. Roberta, 22, of Phoenix, Md., died at the scene, said Schlosser, who added that he did not have further information on the two survivors in the crash, who were taken to the Washington Hospital Center MedStar Unit in serious condition.
Davies, a native of Massachusetts, played at Boston College for three seasons, and eschewed the MLS draft for a career in Europe. He now plays for Ligue 1 Swedish team Sochaux. As a member of the U.S. National team, he scored the opening goal in the U.S.’s eventual 2-1 loss to Mexico in Mexico City this past August, becoming only the fourth American to score a goal against Mexico in Azteca Stadium.