BREAKING NEWS — Pedestrian Accident on Lee Highway

by ARLnow.com May 20, 2010 at 9:09 am 2,311 1 Comment

Lee Highway was shut down in the area of North Glebe Road this morning due to a pedestrian accident.

Police say a 31-year-old man and his son, a toddler, were attempting to cross Lee Highway around 9:00 when they were struck by a large vehicle, possibly a truck or a van. They were not crossing in a crosswalk, police said.

The man suffered a broken arm when he was hit by a side mirror. The child suffered a head injury when the man fell. The child is in critical condition, police said. (Updated at 3:15 p.m.)

The driver of the striking vehicle remained on scene and is not expected to face any charges, although the accident remains under investigation.

The eastbound lanes of Lee Highway were closed for an extended period of time while investigators reconstructed the accident. The photos below show diagrams that investigators spray painted on the road.

  • I know that spot. Pedestrians try to cross there all the time even though there is a cross walk less than a block away. That spot is always dangerous. Traffic is high. Visibility is limited. Cars are doing lots of lane shifts. There’s regularly a truck double parked at the dominos. That is not a safe spot. Certainly not during rush hour.


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