Earlier in July, on Tuesday, the 10th, a 78-year-old woman was on foot and walking alongside Columbia Pike when she tried to cross the road and was struck and killed by a passing car. Police working within Annandale recently issued a statement saying that the person, who remained unnamed for a period of time after the incident, has been identified.
According to the early reports, the incident happened somewhere around 5:00 in the morning. The elderly woman, a resident of Annandale, was walking from an unspecified location towards another unspecified location when she decided that she needed to cross Columbia Pike. The area where she chose to cross the road was either at or very close to the intersection of Columbia Pike and Gallows Road, but the report also indicated that at the time when she was struck by a car she was not within a designated crossing area.
The driver of the car, who was not named in crash reports, was traveling down the eastern lanes of Columbia Pike. As they approached the intersection of Gallows Road and Columbia Pike they rapidly also began closing in on the woman attempting to cross this same road. Due to reasons that are not currently known, the driver was unable to avoid the woman as they approached, and they subsequently collided with the pedestrian while still traveling at a high rate or speed.
Police with the Annandale Police Department were called into the scene, most likely by the individual inside of the car. This person remained at the scene of the incident during the entire preliminary investigation and is believed to have continued assisting police in any way they could throughout the subsequent examination of the event.
Reports indicate that the crash was the consequence of neither excessive speed on the part of the driver nor alcohol on the part of either the driver or the pedestrian. The police report also indicated that they are not anticipating any charges being filed at this time.
The driver of the car is-as remains the standard outcome of situations such as this-not believed to have been injured in the incident.