Several weeks ago, we reported on an incident that took place in Reston that involved a car and a pedestrian and resulted in the death of a woman shortly before noon. This incident was a highly unusual one, and therefore it comes as a tremendous surprise to residents within Fairfax County that yet another pedestrian death has taken place within the city of Reston. The most recent incident took place on Wednesday, June 8th, and involved a car and a person on foot in the area of Baron Cameron Avenue and Fountain Drive.
An investigation is currently underway to determine just what happened on Wednesday, May 31st, to result in a pedestrian within the city of Burke, in Fairfax County, to suffer from injuries serious enough to threaten his life. Preliminary reports from the Fairfax County Police Department say that the incident involved a single car and the already mentioned pedestrian and that the entire ordeal happened during the evening, just after 9:30.
On Monday, May 28th, a child was on foot along Lawyers Avenue in Vienna when they neared the intersection of Maple Avenue and Lawyers Road. It is not clear if the child was alone at the time or if they were accompanied by their parents. Given that it was Memorial Day, either option is a distinct possibility, although, given the sequence of events, it seems likely that the parents were either with the child or close by at the time when the child decided to cross the street.
Shortly before noon on Monday, May 21st, a woman was crossing the street at the intersection of Reston Parkway and Bluemont Way in Reston when she was struck by a passing car. The collision, which is still in the process of being investigated, has resulted in the Fairfax County Police Tweeting to alert drivers about the high possibility for significant delays in the area while the crash is investigated and the area secured. At the time of this writing, much of the information regarding the details of the incident is still unknown, although the few statements given so far by the Fairfax County Police do shed a small sliver of light on the issue.
A report from the central Virginia-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released earlier this month focused on the disturbing fact that the number of fatal incidents between cars and pedestrians is rising at a rapid rate. According to the IIHS, the least number of incidents and fatalities between cars and pedestrians in recent times was in 2009. Since that year, the report finds a 46 percent spike in the number of pedestrian deaths in car/pedestrian accidents.
A crash that happened in Arlington early on the morning of Monday, April 30th, and left one person dead is under investigation by police with the Arlington County Police Department. Preliminary reports suggest that only one car and one pedestrian were involved in the fatal incident which happened at the intersection of South Queen Street and Columbia Pike shortly after 7:00, just when the morning rush hour was reaching its peak.
A man from Centreville was on foot this past Monday night, April 23rd, near the area of the Lee Highway and Stone Road when he attempted to cross the street and was struck by a passing car. According to the official report from the Sully Police District operating within this area of Fairfax County, the investigation into the crash has so far revealed that the incident took place at 11:00 at night, and it is believed that someone—either a witness to the crash or the driver of the car that struck the man—called 9-1-1 immediately after the incident took place to report it to the authorities.
Early on July 2nd in Mount Vernon, a young man was struck and killed while trying to cross Richmond Highway on foot. According to the report from the Mount Vernon Police Department, Cruz, a 22-year-old man from Alexandria, was walking through the southbound lanes of Richmond Highway shortly after 1:00 in the morning when a 2016 Mercedes sedan came down the road and collided with him. Cruz’s chosen crossing point lay just after the intersection of Richmond Highway and Belvoir Drive. Emergency response crews were called in and arrived at the scene shortly after the accident, however the injuries sustained by Cruz were extremely severe and he was declared dead at the scene.
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