Open season on pedestrians?
In Prince William County, apparently it's completely legal to kill any pedestrian, anytime, if they are in the road but not in a crosswalk. All you have to do is not drive away afterward and be sober.
This morning, a pickup truck driver and possibly also the driver of another box truck hit and killed a man crossing Virginia Route 234 near US-1 in Dumfries.
We don't know all the details. Did the man suddenly run out in front of the truck, or was he crossing at a place where there is poor visibility? It's early in the morning, so maybe the sun was in his eyes. Maybe the pickup truck driver couldn't have avoided the crash.
[Continue reading David Alpert's post here on Greater Greater Washington.]
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| October 15, 2010; 3:24 PM ET
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