|A dangerous intersection.|
Joon Seok Ahn, 89, of 6925 Columbia Pike, was walking westbound and entered the crosswalk at Columbia Pike/Gallows Road around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20, when the bus, which had been stopped in the southbound turn lanes of Gallows, moved forward and struck him. Ahn was transported to a local hospital where he later died. He had been returning to his home at the Evergreen House, an independent-living facility for seniors.
The driver of the bus, Cristinia Fernandez, 40, of 14835 Bodley St., in Centreville, was charged with failure to pay attention. She had been driving Fairfax County schoolbuses for 11 years, said FCPS spokesperson John Torre. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash. The police are continuing to investigate.