Fatal Crash Investigation – Investigators with the Crash Investigation Unit responded to the area of Hoadly Road near Ridgefield Village Drive in Manassas to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian, Nov. 28 at 4:38 a.m.
The investigation revealed the driver of a 2016 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling east on Hoadly Road, prior to Ridgefield Village Drive, when the vehicle struck a pedestrian wearing dark clothing and walking in the roadway outside a crosswalk.
The vehicle's driver remained at the scene of the crash and was transported to an area hospital for precautionary reasons. Officers attempted CPR on the pedestrian until rescue personnel arrived at the location. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither speed nor impairment appears to be a factor in the collision. Investigators with the Crash Investigation Unit are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to contact the police. The investigation continues.
The deceased pedestrian was identified as Alice L. Fouchea, 82, of Manassas
The driver of the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle was identified as a 66-year-old man of Woodbridge
SEVEN FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASHES SINCE SEPTEMBER
Since September, the Prince William County Police Department has investigated seven fatal crashes, six of which involved pedestrians wearing dark-colored clothing who were determined to have been walking or crossing within the roadway, outside of a crosswalk, and during dimly lit or dark hours of the day.
Pedestrian-related crashes can be prevented by planning time, knowing your route, obeying all posted signs and signals, dressing to be seen, limiting phone and other distractions, avoiding impairments, and crossing roadways only in a crosswalk or other designated areas.
Learn more: sharevaroads.org/pedestrians
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