Pedestrian struck by police car in Fairfax County

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A 60-year-old Alexandria-area man was struck by a police car in Fairfax County, police said.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, the man was crossing Richmond Highway/Route 1 outside of a crosswalk, a substantial distance away from the intersection with Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. The man crossed two lanes of stopped traffic but was struck after stepping into the path of the police vehicle, which was traveling southbound on Richmond Highway in the left turn lanes, Fairfax County police said.

The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The officer driving the police car was not injured.

Detectives in the Fairfax County Police Department's crash reconstruction unit and internal affairs division are investigating the incident.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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