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Severe Car Crash on George Washington Parkway

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Orly Larson from 2011

Orly Larson from 2011

Orly Larson from 2011

Izabelle Larson, Reporter

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Imagine driving alone in the middle of the night and then out of nowhere see someone crushed under a car. In 1981, this happened to Orly Larson while he was driving on George Washington Parkway in Maryland.

Orly was driving back from his brother’s house while he was away on a business trip to Washington DC when he comes across a bunch of rocks with a sports car flipped over on the road. There were two men involved in the accident who were about 20 to 21 years old and also  driving drunk as well as speeding. One man was able to get out on his own although he was injured, while the other man had the windshield crushed in around his head.

“I couldn’t just drive by and not do anything,” said Orly. He continued by explaining that the trunk was busted open and he found some golf clubs. He used those golf clubs as a leverage to lift up the car enough for the man to be able to breath. Orly stayed there holding the car up for about 30 minutes until a man on a motorcycle came down the road and the men were able to ask him to call for help. Then another 20 minutes later the ambulance finally showed up.

In the end both men lived. The story was on the news the next morning, although Orly wasn’t mentioned. A few weeks after the accident, Orly received a letter written by the man’s mother. The letter was thanking him for saving her son’s life.

 

About the Writer
Izabelle Larson, Student
Izabelle Larson is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. In her spare time she likes to play volleyball. She also plays for a competitive volleyball club named Fusion. Izabelle is a hard-working student who has a dream of playing volleyball at Texas A&M.
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14 Responses to “Severe Car Crash on George Washington Parkway”

  1. Logan Perry on February 12th, 2018 8:13 AM

    I like the way you used your wording and you might want to spellcheck your name.

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  2. Hannah Nguyen on February 12th, 2018 8:14 AM

    Very interesting article!

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  3. Jeremy Van Ham on February 12th, 2018 8:15 AM

    Great story, I liked how you used the names and not just he, she, they.

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  4. Isabella De Filippis on February 12th, 2018 8:16 AM

    Great job on the article! It was very interesting and descriptive.

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  5. Ruby Carter on February 12th, 2018 8:16 AM

    I love how your article is very interesting. It tells me exactly what happened.

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  6. Michael Wilkinson on February 12th, 2018 8:18 AM

    Its a good story with a satisfying resolution.

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  7. Ashley Nakagawa on February 12th, 2018 8:19 AM

    In your article you gave exact details on what had happened. It was very interesting.

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  8. Daniel Kafeety on February 12th, 2018 8:20 AM

    Very good article, I like all the information you gave about this.

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  9. Arjun Mann on February 12th, 2018 8:24 AM

    I like that you included names and explained how the victim was stuck inside the car and how Orly Larson used a golf club to pry on the car.
    Great Detail!

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  10. Sasha McLin on February 12th, 2018 8:25 AM

    I loved to hear that the men were okay because of Orly. It sure felt like a News paper article

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  11. Eli Stahl on February 12th, 2018 8:26 AM

    I love how you mentioned that Orly Larson was not included in the newspaper, and so you chose to tell the story here to honor him.

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  12. Isabella Bieganski on February 12th, 2018 8:26 AM

    I really enjoyed this article.

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  13. Casey Fritzen on February 12th, 2018 8:27 AM

    This is a very appealing article!!! Good Job!!!

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  14. Lucas Perez on February 12th, 2018 8:29 AM

    It was a very interesting story. It made me want to keep reading after the 1st paragraph.

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