Police officers were out on Little River Turnpike in Annandale Wednesday evening distributing fliers to residents and motorists in an effort to increase pedestrian safety. Another team of officers will do the same along Leesburg Pike on Friday, Nov. 21. The goal is to target pedestrians not using crosswalks and raise awareness among drivers to the dangers of people crossing roadways when it’s dark.
|A police officer talks to a pedestrian on Little River Turnpike in Annandale.|
Earlier this fall, a 61-year-old woman was killed crossing Leesburg Pike near Row Street on the night of Oct. 16, and two Glasgow Middle School students suffered minor injuries when struck by a car on their way to the bus stop on Oct. 24. Last April, a Virginia State Trooper struck a pedestrian in Annandale.