Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Reston
Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident. A woman, 71, of Reston, was hit shortly after 11 Monday morning, May 21, while attempting to cross Reston Parkway at Bluemont Way. The driver of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra which was traveling northbound on Reston Parkway, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown at this time if speed or alcohol are considered factors in the crash. The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld until her family is notified.
Reston Doctor Charged with Assaulting Patient
A local doctor is facing charges after investigation determined he had inappropriate contact with an adult male patient during two separate office visits, according to Fairfax County Police Department. Dr. Ticoni Barte, 63, of Herndon, practiced at Community Health Care Network in the 1100 block of Washington Plaza West in Reston. The Fairfax County Health Department provides healthcare services through private partnerships with hospitals, as well as health professionals and physicians that are not Fairfax County employees.
The police say that the assaults took place in October and January. Police began investigation in February. Barte is charged with two counts of assault. Barte’s license to practice medicine is currently suspended. He turned himself in on May 19, and has been released on $10,000 bond.
Detectives believe there may be other victims. They are asking anyone who may have experienced a similar incident with Barte to contact Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7830.