Arlington Teen Charged in Quincy Street Crash

Arlington Police have charged an Arlington teenager with reckless driving after a crash yesterday morning near Washington-Lee High School.

Police say 18-year-old Joseph DiFilippo struck a woman and her dog with his pickup truck while they were walking northbound on N. Quincy Street. The woman, 29 28, remains in critical condition. The dog, a golden retriever, died at the scene.

DiFilippo has charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain proper control of a vehicle, driving without a license and violation of a learner’s permit. Police say the charges may be amended if the victim’s condition worsens. DiFilippo remained on the scene after the accident and cooperated with investigators, police say.

Arlington Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call the department at 703-558-2222 or Detective Paul Marseilles at 703-228-4237.

The full police press release, after the jump.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Police Department is investigating a critical accident that occurred yesterday morning in the 1500 block of North Quincy Street. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, police responded for a pedestrian stuck by a vehicle.

Investigation revealed that a 29 year old woman was walking her golden retriever northbound on N. Quincy Street when she was struck by a black Chevy truck also traveling northbound. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. She remains in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with police. Joseph L. Di Filippo, 18, of Arlington, was charged with Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Proper Control of a Vehicle, Driving without a License and Violation of a Learner’s Permit.

He was released at the scene. The charges may be amended if the victim’s condition worsens.

The Arlington County Police ask for any witnesses who may have seen the accident to contact the Department at 703 558-2222, or Detective Paul Marseilles at 703 228-4237.

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