Matthew Pickens was seriously injured after a moving van struck his county work truck at the intersection of Columbia Pike and South Wakefield Street on April 5. Pickens, who was working on a traffic light in the truck’s hydraulic basket, fell hard to the street below.
At the time, it was thought that Pickens’ injuries were not life-threatening.
Pickens passed away on Friday, April 16. He was honored for his service today at a standing room only board meeting, attended by county government workers and members of Pickens’ family.
“We are saddened by the tragic loss of Matthew. He was a dedicated public servant, valued colleague and a dear friend to many,” Acting County Manager Barbara Donnellan said. “We need to remember that men and women, like Matthew, are behind the scenes working every day under hazardous conditions, to provide our community with the services it needs to run smoothly.”
Pickens was a military veteran who served 15 years in the U.S. Army.
A police investigation into the accident is still ongoing, the county said in a statement.
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Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above. In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?
All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).
When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM.
Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.
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