pedestrian_auto_accident_01_blue_300This is an update to this post. Re-posting this as SO MANY folks have asked about this.

I have heard from my contacts at the Alexandria Police that NO decision has been made as of yet on charges in this case and that the accident remains under investigation.

As a reminder, sources have confirmed to me that the driver of the dump truck thought she had hit an animal at the time of the incident and that the victim in the incident was struck with a great amount of force.

My sources tell me the driver of the dump truck, a woman, was headed toward West Masonic View Drive in Alexandria to a construction site at the time of the incident and they also confirm the driver was allegedly seen cleaning off the mudflaps of the truck after the incident.

At the recent pedestrian safety meeting, Police Chief Earl Cook revealed that the driver may still be driving for her employer although the truck that was involved in the incident is being analyzed by Police. At the meeting, Chief Earl Cook mentioned no charges have been filed against the driver as of yet.

Alexandria citizens who attended the recent meeting asked the Chief to reveal more information as the investigation continues so, as the old saying goes, more to come…

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Luckily the police have made no delays in going after the true menace on our city streets, bicyclists.