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Police Seek Hit and Run Driver Who Injured Mom, Daughter



    2 Hit While Crossing Dangerous Falls Church Intersection

    Concerns are growing about a dangerous crosswalk on Columbia Pike in Falls Church after reports of a hit and run that injured a mom and her daughter. News4's Julie Carey reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018)

    Police are searching for a driver who hit and injured a mom and her 12-year-old daughter as they walked through a Falls Church crosswalk that neighbors say is dangerous.

    The mom and daughter were in a marked crosswalk about 10 p.m. Saturday on Columbia Pike at Tyler Street. It was dark and raining heavily.

    A car headed westbound on Columbia Pike hit the pedestrians. It did not stop or return, police said.

    A passenger-side mirror and lower front grille from a Mercedes sedan were found at the scene, police said. A representative from Mercedes told police that the vehicle is likely a dark blue C-class manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

    Detectives ask anyone with information, or any staff at auto body shops who see a newer model Mercedes in need of repair, to contact police.

    Neighbors told News4 that the crosswalk needs a traffic light because it is so dangerous for pedestrians.

    The Virginia Department of Transportation says no upgrades are planned for that intersection.

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