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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Cyclist dies in Fairfax crash

By Tom Jackman

An 82-year-old Falls Church area man died Thursday of injuries he suffered last month when he was hit by a pickup truck while riding his bike in the Seven Corners area of Fairfax County, police said Friday.

Police said Minh Van of the 3300 block of Nevius Street was trying to cross Willston Drive near Route 50 on Nov. 24. A man driving a 2003 Dodge pickup truck, turning from Willston Drive onto Route 50, struck Van.

Van was hospitalized until his death, police said.

Investigators do not believe speed or alcohol were involved, and no charges have been filed.

By Tom Jackman  | December 10, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Falls Church, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents  
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Comments

Since the man driving the pickup has not been charged, I infer that he is a Fairfax County Police Officer.

Posted by: angelos_peter | December 10, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Sad to think that at age 82, this is how Mr. Van died. Condolences.

Posted by: brandip_77 | December 11, 2010 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Since the man driving the pickup has not been charged, I infer that he is a Fairfax County Police Officer.

Posted by: angelos_peter | December 10, 2010 11:59 PM |


Or maybe just an idiot who posts stupid comments!

Posted by: curiousGeorge4 | December 11, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Condolences to his family.

Route 50 in Falls Church is extremely dangerous to cross. People still die with new fences and a pedestrian bridge. We had a friend died crossing route 50 three years ago. I can still see him pinned underneath a VW Jetta making a left turn out of the Willston shopping center.

Please watch out for pedestrians especially this time of year when it's dark around 5pm.

Posted by: hwy90001 | December 11, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Route 50 in Falls Church is extremely dangerous to cross. People still die with new fences and a pedestrian bridge.

Amen to that. However, I have yet to see anyone on that pedestrian bridge. Most of the foot traffic near the bridge is at the intersection of Route 50 and Patrick Henry Dr. However, the pedestrian bridge is about an eighth of a mile west of there and runs from in front of the Seven Corners Shopping Center to roughly the back of the Bailey's Elementary parking lot. Neither of those spots is proximate to any area pedestrians would normally transit. That's why I call it the "bridge to nowhere". I believe we can thank Supervisor Penny Gross and her incompetent staff for that faux pax. In recognition of that, why not name this muli-million structure after her. Call it Penny's Folly.

Posted by: Tom-Fairfax | December 13, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

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