Several local residents reported a huge amount of police action on Braddock Road last night near the entrance to Green Spring Gardens. A couple of people said they saw someone lying in the road.
A pedestrian was struck by a Ford Escape at about 7:07 p.m. on Braddock Road by Witch Hazel Road, says Fairfax County Police spokesperson Bud Walker.
The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is from the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. The driver is an adult male from the Springfield area. Walker declined to provide names or further details about those involved in the accident.
The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending. A preliminary determination from the FCPD Crash Reconstruction Unit found speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors. This accident happened just five days after the police department launched a pedestrian safety campaign.