A 9 year old girl was killed yesterday at around 4:30pm while crossing Franconia Road on her bike.
The 9-year-old and two teenage girls had been been riding east on a bicycle path adjacent to Franconia Road, said Officer Don Gotthard, a police spokesman. As they approached Cannon Lane, the teenagers crossed Franconia on their bicycles from north to south, he said.
The 9-year-old tried to cross as well, but was struck by a car in the westbound lanes of the road, Gotthardt said. She was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died, he said.
The driver was 80 years old and driving a 2004 Mercury sedan. The victim's name is Rebecca Johns, of Alexandria. "Neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash, which is under investigation." "The road is residential but busy."
FABB says that no charges were filed against the driver, but I don't know if that means none will.
There's no crosswalk there, but I'm surprised the driver didn't see her, what with two friends having just crossed before her.