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Friday, April 5, 2013

Pedestrian struck and killed in Bailey's Crossroads

A man was struck and killed by a car as he attempted to cross Leesburg Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads at 10:50 p.m. on April 4. The victim hasn’t been identified yet, pending notification to next of kin, says Lucy Caldwell, spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police Department.

The accident happened at 5857 block of Leesburg Pike near the traffic light in front of Panera.  The 54-year-old man was heading north, when he was struck by an 2009 Honda Accord traveling eastbound toward the intersection with Columbia Pike, Caldwell said. The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. The driver stopped at the scene. No charges were filed. Crash reconstruction detectives are continuing to investigate.

The accident occurred just as the Fairfax County Police Department is launching a pedestrian safety and education campaign. Mason District Police District Commander Carol Wilhite announced plans to focus on pedestrian safety at a meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee April 2. According to Caldwell, there were five fatal pedestrian accidents in Fairfax County in 2012.

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