Pedestrian struck on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

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The approximate location of yesterday’s incident. (Google Maps image)

A pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway on Thursday afternoon.

The collision happened shortly before 5 p.m. near the intersection of Southwood Drive (see map). Police said the pedestrian, a juvenile, was jogging on a path that leads to the intersection. When he attempted to cross, traffic in the eastbound direction stopped, but westbound traffic was still flowing and a vehicle struck him from that direction, according to police. 

Mount Vernon Memorial Highway was closed down in both directions between Peartree Landing and Old Mill Road after the incident, and the juvenile was medevaced to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. 

The crash is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed yet, according to Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Tara Gerhard. 

The location of Thursday’s incident was less than a mile from where a cyclist was hit by a vehicle in October 2017