Driver Fails to Yield for Pedestrian in Crosswalk

By Peter DePaolis

An SUV struck a 65-year-old woman late last month as the victim walked to the Fredericksburg train station, according to a report on The auto accident happened as the woman was crossing Princess Anne Street, and she suffered life-threatening injuries.

A Fredericksburg police spokesperson said the 57-year-old SUV driver turned left from Lafayette Boulevard at around 4:45 a.m. and struck the victim. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and found the woman conscious. They transported her to Mary Washington Hospital, but she lost consciousness by the time they reached the hospital, according to the police report.

Although it was still dark in the early morning hours, a street light is at the intersection where the accident occurred, according to the police spokesperson. Police charged the SUV driver with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The SUV driver was cooperative with police at the accident scene.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.