So Sad

I had a meeting out in Tyson’s this evening off Route 7 in McLean. On my way back – about 10:30 or so, traffic stopped right before the 66 East entrance in front of Whole Foods and I thought, “seriously, this time of night there’s traffic to get on 66?”

Well, it turns out there was a huge accident and some of the lights were out so all I could see was a huge truck facing the wrong way on the wrong side of the road, an ABC7 news truck, about 30 people outside watching, and tons of police cars. As I was being rerouted (they had to close the road) through a nearby neighborhood, I caught something on the ground and was trying to figure out what it was when I realized it was most likely a covered body. So sad when things like that happen – maybe because I was in a really close call accident just six months ago, but I look at that and it’s super sad, and I think about how much worse my situation could have been.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on March 30th, 2006 @ 8:33 am

    They had this on the news tonight, apparently someone was running across 7, they got clipped by a rearview mirror and shoved into oncoming traffic. So, so very sad.

  2. some dude (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    Pedestrian Killed In Falls Church

    Two Vehicles Hit Man Crossing Route 7

    POSTED: 10:40 am EST March 30, 2006
    UPDATED: 12:19 pm EST March 30, 2006

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Fairfax County police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident from Wednesday night.

    Police said 33-year-old Victor Vasquez was crossing Route 7 just east of Pimmit Drive in Falls Church when he was struck by the driver’s side mirror of a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 23-year-old Arlington man. Vasquez fell to the ground and was struck by a 2006 Hyundai Azera driven by a 27-year-old man. The drivers stayed at the scene.

    Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police said Vasquez was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing at the time.

    Speed was not considered a factor in the accident, and charges are not expected, police said.

    This year, six pedestrians have been struck and killed in Fairfax County.

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