The intersection of N. Jordan and Duke Street, near the Foxchase shopping center, is closed due to a serious pedestrian crash.
“A pedestrian was struck,” said Alexandria Police spokesman Lt. Courtney Ballantine. “It’s serious enough that they’ve called in the reconstruction team.”
Ballantine said the person struck was an adult male. On social media, police urged drivers to avoid the area.
NOTIFICATION: North Jordan at Duke Street at is closed due to a serious traffic crash. Please avoid the area and expect police on scene.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) February 27, 2020
Via social media, a witness reported that the man was bleeding from the head after being struck.
The incident comes just three days after another pedestrian was struck at Duke Street and Diagonal Road and a month after Alexandria artist Alfredo DaSilva was killed while crossing Duke Street at an intersection not far from today’s scene. Earlier this week a driver was charged with a deadly pedestrian crash on Duke Street in November.
A petition to reduce the speed limit on a portion of Duke Street east of Jordan Street from 35 to 25 mph has garnered just over 100 signatures.
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