By: Allan M. Siegel
In a tragic incident Tuesday morning, a 92-year-old man driving a car struck two pedestrians in the Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. According to authorities, the incident took place around 10 a.m. Tuesday, when the 92-year-old man was attempting to back his vehicle into a parking space behind a bank near 100 South Fairfax St.
While attempting to back into the parking spot, the driver hit a parking attendant, pinning the man against a nearby wall. He then accelerated down a nearby alley, where he struck and killed a 44-year-old man behind the restaurant where he worked. Alexandria police stated the restaurant employee died on impact.
Authorities report the parking attendant was treated at the scene and released, and the driver was cooperating in the investigation. Although investigations are ongoing, police have stated there does not appear to be any malicious intent involved and that it appears to have been an accident. They are also investigating whether the driver had an underlying medical condition, and are asking any witnesses to come forward with information.
The investigation will be important to the victims and families involved, as it can provide insight into what happened and the role negligence may have played in the case. This information will enable victims to hold the driver accountable, and pursue compensation for their losses.