Sunday, May 4, 2014

Assistance Sought in Identifying Driver in Hit and Run of a Pedestrian

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help identify a suspect in the hit and run of a pedestrian.

On May 3, deputies from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office responded to the 150 block of Enterprise Street in Sterling, shortly before 3 p.m. for a reported pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

A 56-year-old Sterling woman exited her vehicle after a minivan backed into the parking space behind her.  Believing the minivan was stopped; the woman proceeded to the trunk of her car and was removing items when the minivan made contact with her.

The woman yelled for the driver to stop and the driver continued in reverse and pinned her between the trunk of her car and the back of the minivan. Within seconds of pinning the victim between the two vehicles, the minivan proceeded forward and left the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

The driver is believed to be a fair skinned Black male in his twenties. The suspect vehicle is a tan 1998-2004 Honda Odyssey.

The victim was taken to the Lansdowne Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with any information regarding the possible identity of the suspect is asked to contact DFC S. Allen of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Crash Investigation Unit at 703-737-8308.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun crime solvers at 703–777–1919.  If the information provided by the caller leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.


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