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Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Crosswalks are hardly ubiquitous

By Aaron Morrissey

It's becoming somewhat of a token addition to stories involving struck pedestrians around the Washington region -- whether or not the person struck was utilizing a crosswalk or not when they were hit. But when digesting stories which involve a pedestrian incident, it's important to remember that there are some places that just aren't that walkable.

Here's a story about a man in his 50s who was struck and killed by a Maryland driver in Fairfax County on Saturday night. According to the Washington Post, the man was walking across Richmond Highway near Janna Lee Avenue when he was struck by a car as he attempted to cross the busy road. Police determined that neither speed nor alcohol were involved in the crash, but did say that the man "was not in the crosswalk" when he was hit. The man later died after he was transported to a nearby hospital.

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Aaron Morrissey  | January 3, 2011; 12:53 PM ET
Categories:  HotTopic, Local blog network, Virginia, traffic, transportation  
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