Bicyclist Injured In Ashburn Hit-and-Run

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist seriously injured early Saturday morning in Ashburn.

The victim, an adult male, was riding an electric bicycle at the intersection of Farmingdale Drive and Ashburn Farm Parkway at 1 a.m. Aug. 14 when he was hit by a vehicle. A neighbor heard a loud noise and found the victim. The victim was taken to Reston Hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the car. While there is not yet a vehicle description, the suspect vehicle possible has a damaged windshield and hood.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Investigator T. Alpy at 703-777-1021.

2 thoughts on “Bicyclist Injured In Ashburn Hit-and-Run

  • 2021-08-14 at 4:11 pm

    I ride 4 to 6 times a week around my community. I have been hit once several years ago by a taxi running a red light at a crossing. I was nearly hit by a school bus 4 years ago. The driver of the bus told me it was my fault as I should not be riding on the road. (I did file a formal complaint. I was not allowed to know the outcome of the hearing.)

    I have frequent near misses because, on a regular basis, people do not obey traffic devices. Even at the entrance to my own little community, up to 90% of cars do not stop at the stop signs and I have seen some blow through the stop signs at nearly 15 mph.

    If you ride, use lights and reflective clothing. Be aware of traffic patterns on your route. Remember what time of day you are riding and think about traffic volume on those routs at that time of day. If you can, move off main traffic arteries by a block. Plan your routes with a lot of left turns and cross major arteries at safer crossings. Never assume the car sees you.

    If you drive, put down the cell phone! Pay attention to traffic devices. Turn arrows, stop signs, yield signs and no U turn signs are there for a reason. Obey the speed limits. Watch out for cars, bikes and pedestrians. Getting to that next appointment 15 seconds quicker isn’t going to change your life. But the bad decisions you make trying to get there may ruin another life.

    • 2021-08-16 at 10:50 am

      Ugh, sorry, plan routes with logs of “right turns” and not “left turns.”

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