Despite the beautiful weather this past Saturday in the DC Metro Area, there were several tragic events that unfolded on DC roads, all within an hour of each other. The Washington Post posted an article detailing these incidents:
The first incident occurred just before 5:40 a.m. in the 7500 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, police said. A car traveling east struck an adult male, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver stopped and was interviewed by accident investigators, police said.
About 30 minutes later, another pedestrian was struck and critically injured in Fairfax County, police said. A 22-year-old Falls Church man was attempting to cross Arlington Boulevard between Patrick Henry Drive and East Manchester Street about 6:10 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle headed east, police said.
The third incident occurred in the District. Just before 6:20 a.m., authorities said, D.C. police were called to 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW for a woman reported lying in the roadway. She had apparently been struck by a vehicle, and she was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died shortly after, police said.
The article also states that DC officials previously devised, back in 2008, a strategy to encourage pedestrian safety. PLEASE stay safe out there when travelling as a pedestrian, or operating your vehicle. Think about your family, loved ones, friends and those who care about you; imagine how the families of these three pedestrians felt when they heard the news of their loved ones.