Vienna Man Dies Crossing Street to Help His Wife

The man struck by a car near Vienna on Monday has died after two days in critical condition.

Fairfax County Police say Daniel Benson, a 77 year-old Vienna resident, was assisting his wife after she was involved in a separate crash at the intersection of Old Courthouse Road and Westwood Drive.

Benson was carrying items from his car over to hers when he was struck, first by a Chevrolet Cruze traveling westbound, then into the side of a Toyota Echo in the eastbound lane, according to FCPD.

Police say both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with detectives. Neither speed nor alcohol is being considered a factor in the crash and no charges are expected to be filed.

On Tuesday, a tipster told Tysons Reporter that the victim “was crossing the street carrying a bag and umbrella and very unfortunately did not look either way.”

“The westbound car in front of me braked as he walked, and then he just kept walking across the median” and was struck by an oncoming vehicle, said the witness.

Photo via Google Maps

Recent Stories

Sign for a private parking lot limited to Vienna Shopping Center customers and tenants (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Vienna is considering several options to improve parking availability along its…

The Starbucks at the Chesterbrook Shopping Center (6214 Old Dominion Drive) in McLean has reopened after an extensive facelift. Starbucks closed in early March to get some interior design improvements….

Morning Notes

Reston (staff photo by Scott Brodbeck) Demolition begins at burned hust of Oud Resto and Hall — “The site of the Main Street restaurant that burned down in 2020 is where…

Morning Notes

Boaters and geese can be seen in the distance on Lake Accotink (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Man fires gun at dog, Fairfax County police say — “Fairfax County Police…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list