Fairfax police search for hit and run driver – UPDATED

UPDATED: Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.

Fairfax County police have released pictures of parts ripped from the car that struck and injured a woman and her 12-year-old daughter Saturday night in Bailey’s Crossroads.

Detectives now think the car was probably a dark blue C-class Mercedes sedan, manufactured between 2012 and 2015. The vehicle’s passenger side mirror and lower front grill were left behind when the driver fled the scene.


Detectives investigating the hit-and-run that left a Falls Church woman and her 12-year-old daughter injured have released photos of car parts found at the scene of the crash. The photos show a side view mirror from the passenger side of a Mercedes sedan and the lower front grille. After consultation with representatives from Mercedes, it was determined the vehicle is likely a dark blue C-class sedan manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

The crash happened shortly before 10 Saturday night. The two pedestrians were attempting to cross Columbia Pike at Tyler Street when they were hit by a car heading westbound on Columbia Pike. They were in a marked crosswalk, but detectives note that it was dark out and raining heavily at the time.

Police in Fairfax County are looking for the driver of a dark blue Mercedes.

The car struck and injured a woman and her 12-year-old daughter as they crossed Columbia Pike near Tyler Street in Bailey’s Crossroads around 10:00 Saturday night. Its driver didn’t stop or return to the scene.

Investigators say both of the victims were in a crosswalk but the area was dark and it was raining heavily. They say speed doesn’t appear to have played a part in the accident.




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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.