Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cyclist killed in Arlington near W&OD Trail

According to WashCycle and WJLA news a cyclist was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle after the cyclist, who was traveling south on Walter Reed Dr, turned onto the Four Mile Run Drive service road. This location

is near where the W&OD trail crosses Walter Reed Dr, but from the WJLA story it appears the cyclist was not using the trail. There is a steep slope on Walter Reed Dr and the cyclist was likely traveling fast when he turned.
According to the police statement, "Investigation revealed that an adult man was riding his bicycle south on South Walter Reed Drive and turned right onto the access road of Four Mile Run Drive.

"It appears that when he turned onto Four Mile Run Drive, he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck an occupied vehicle. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. He will be identified once the next of kin has been notified."

The Arlington County Police ask that any witnesses of the accident 703 558-2222, or Detective Don Fortunato at 703 228-4197.

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