Hit and Run Crash on W&OD Trail
A 65-year-old Vienna man was riding his bicycle on the W&OD Trail when he was struck by a motorist who was driving her car on the trail.
The victim suffered serious injuries after being struck by a 2005 Toyota that was being operated at a reportedly high rate of speed on the trail at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.
The car came up from behind the cyclist and, reportedly, without slowing, struck the bicycle in the rear. The victim was thrown from the bike and landed on the shoulder of the trail.
The vehicle continued on the trail and into the Town of Vienna where it was observed by a Vienna Police officer as it headed toward Tysons Corner. The officer had heard the lookout for the reckless driver and pulled it over in the 300 block of Maple Avenue.
The driver, a 28-year-old McLean woman, was transported to the Vienna Police Station and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was subsequently taken to the Adult Detention Center where Fairfax County Police charged her with felony hit and run.
During the incident, Vienna Police received numerous calls from concerned residents who were almost struck and had to jump out of the motorist’s way to avoid collision. It is believed the vehicle entered the trail in the Reston area; traveling approximately a 5-mile distance.
Sensational Summer Strategies
Sensational Summer Strategies will be presented by Assistive Technology Services on Friday, June 7, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services. The free workshop will teach young participants how to create e-books, make PowerPoint digital photo albums, use templates for pop-up books and much more. All participants will be given a free CD of resources. For more contact information visit http://www.fcps.edu/cco/prc/resources/events.
Vienna Farmers Market to Host Events for Children
The Vienna Farmers Market located at 301 Center St. S., the Faith Baptist Church parking lot in Vienna, is hosting special events for children on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. TJ Michaels will be creating balloon artistry for the children. The Vienna Choral Society and The Shepherd Center of Oakton-Vienna, two local nonprofit organizations, will be at the market. In addition, on the church front lawn there will be games for the children courtesy of the Faith Baptist Church including sack races, hula hoops, egg toss, ring tosses etc. Parking for the day available at the Vienna Elementary School, Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, Community Center and surrounding area streets. Bike racks are at the market. The market is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna. For more information visit www.viennafarmersmarket.com or Facebook Vienna-Farmers-Market.