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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Reston Parkway

by Dave Emke — February 23, 2017 at 7:20 pm 12 Comments

DWI enforcement police vehicle (Photo via Fairfax County Police Department)

A woman was struck and killed Thursday evening in Reston.

The incident occurred on Reston Parkway near South Lakes Drive, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver was assessed by medics at the scene, according to police.

Crash reconstruction is being completed as of 7:15 p.m. Thursday, and southbound traffic on Reston Parkway is being re-routed. More details will be provided as they become available.

  • JaneQPublic1xorig

    I am not surprised. We employ enough cops in Fairfax County to have 4 cruiser for any call but these cops do not police traffic if it is not a “trap”. I take my life in my hands every time I cross Bluemont Way to enter the Reston Town Center on foot. Even though I am in the crosswalk, cars will not stop when I am in the road crossing. Where are all these cops? No where to be found.

    • pete

      You’re talking out of your rear-end. You don’t need cops to cross a street, just your common sense.

      The incident happened along a darker part of Reston Parkway where there is NO crosswalk, about where the walking path tunnel goes underneath the road (between South Lakes and Glade). The investigation/accident reconstruction teams were still at work as of 945pm.

      • JaneQPublic1xorig

        Obviously a cop. LOL….I am sure they were there until 10pm. They had 2 dozen cruisers or more all there to get in on the action. Cruisers were parked down the side roads off of Reston Parkway. It is like a polish joke. How many cops does it take to draw a chalk line around a body? How many cops does it take to knock on a door? You don’t know WTF YOU are talking about. I saw 4 cruisers come to our neighborhood at 2 am for a dog that got out of the house. Lit up our whole neighborhood like there was an armed robber or a mass murder attempt. This happens all the time over little calls. Ridiculous. If we have that many cops that have nothing better to do, why aren’t they going to trouble spots like Bluemont Way where there IS a crosswalk and crossing is like whacka-mole? They don’t want to do that. They want to get in on the “action” after they are run over.

        • The Constitutionalist

          Police aren’t here to prevent incidents before they happen, very contrary to popular belief, I know. They are there to respond to incidents after they happen.

          • JaneQPublic1xorig

            Oh really? WTF do people get tickets for running red light then? You’re a mental genius.

        • Tom

          i drove by about an hour after it happened. I had no idea, I had never seen so many police cars in the area. With the helicopter overhead, I thought they were conducting a dragnet, searching for someone. It was surreal.

          • JaneQPublic1xorig

            Yep, Fairfax County has a lot of extra cops. They have a tons of cruisers to respond for every call. It is ridiculous. RestonNOw will remove this comment also because they do not report the news, they print what they want people to believe just like CNN.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Rest In Peace, unnamed victim. My condolences to your family, friends and acquaintances.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Yikes! We drove by there about an hour and a half before the accident 🙁 RIP, neighbor, and condolences to your family and friends 🙁

  • Tigest Tufa

    It’s always hard to croos the rood the same place when the accident take place.I wish they put some kind of no turn on red light. car is always running fast plus it’s dark at the time of the accident. I do park my car over that aera I always scared to go to inside my car do to the speeding car.I am hoping something will be done soon.R.I.P mother!

    • Tigest Tufa

      R.I.P mother!

  • 30yearsinreston

    What are the DRB going to do besides pontificating and waffling about the dangerous lack of Street lighting

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