A Tuesday night accident in McLean has claimed the life of a 75-year-old McLean man. It’s the third pedestrian death in Fairfax County in the past four weeks.
Fairfax County detectives say that Philip John Dietz was trying to cross Dolley Madison Boulevard at Madison McLean Drive just before 10 p.m. when he was struck by a 2002 BMW. The driver of the car was taken to a hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
Detectives are still trying to determine whether Dietz was in the crosswalk and crossing with the light. They say neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the accident. It hasn’t yet been determined whether the driver will face any any charges.
On September 3 a 36-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on Arlington Boulevard near Graham Road in West Falls Church. On September 22 a 33-year-old man was hit and killed while sitting in the service road near 7611 Little River Turnpike in Annandale.
Fairfax County police reports show there have been at least three other pedestrians who died after being hit by cars in the county this year.