Week in Fairfax

Week in Fairfax

<sh>Woman Killed in Car Accident

<bt>A 19-year-old Glen Burnie, Md., woman was killed Sept. 29 in a single-vehicle accident in the City of Fairfax. Shortly after 2 a.m., Hung Jong Kim was driving eastbound on Lee Highway near University Drive. As she approached University Drive, she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road. The vehicle struck two light poles, rolled and ejected her from the vehicle. She received life-threatening injuries. Kim was transported to Fairfax Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a few hours later from her injuries. Speed does appear to be a factor, and it is unknown whether alcohol played a role at this time. This case is still under investigation.

<sh>Rabid Raccoon Spotted

<bt>On Sept. 23, a citizen called to report that he observed a sick raccoon while walking his dog in Draper Drive Park. The caller stated that the raccoon was seen stumbling and hissing. An Animal Control Officer responded and located the raccoon near the apartment complex on Kingsbridge Drive. The raccoon was captured, and a rabies test was performed. The raccoon tested positive for the rabies virus.

As a reminder to citizens, Fairfax City police offer the following steps to prevent the spread of rabies:

* Vaccinate all pet dogs and cats;

* Keep pets under control at all times;

* Do not approach stray cats or dogs or any wildlife, especially raccoons or foxes;

* Signs in wildlife that might indicate rabies are an animal snarling, biting itself, growling, hissing or approaching people.