Runner struck at Rugby Road crosswalk near Fair Oaks Hospital sustains head injury and loss of consciousness

If you run on the Fairfax County Parkway, and may have seen this injured runner or the aftermath of this accident, please contact ABRAMS LANDAU at once (703-796-9555 or Here are the facts:

On Wednesday, December 17, 2008, a local runner left his house at approximately 6:10 AM for an 8 mile run. It had rained the night before, but it was not raining when he headed out. It was approximately 38 degrees outside. He was wearing gray shorts, a long sleeve shirt, a purple knit cap and gloves. He ran along a paved path that runs for several miles – north and south – along the Fairfax County Parkway. There are several short intersections designated by cross walks along the route. He approached the cross walk at Rugby Road approximately 6:40AM.

After making sure he had the light and that there were no cars coming in either direction, he entered the crosswalk and as struck by a PT Cruiser. The injured athlete was transported to Fairfax Hospital. The athlete’s injuries include: head wound (subarachnoid hemorrhage), closed head injury, loss of consciousness, scraped knees and elbows. The damage to the driver’s car from the crash with the jogger included: damaged bumper cover, left headlamp, hood, windshield (cracked not shattered), grill damage, driver’s side mirror. If you know anything about the persons involved or the crash itself, please contact us.

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