Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Ashburn Crosswalk

An 83-year-old man was flown to an area trauma center this morning after being stuck by a car in Ashburn.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the man was walking his bicycle across a crosswalk at the intersection of Smith Switch Road and Gloucester Parkway about 7 a.m. when he was hit by a car traveling eastbound on Gloucester Parkway.

His injuries were described as life-threatening.

Supervisor Ron A. Meyer Jr. said he is familiar with the victim.

“I know John, and he was working with our office on our efforts to accelerate the construction of a traffic signal at this intersection,” Meyer said in a statement. “This accident breaks my heart, and he is in my personal prayers.” Meyer said previous Broad Run supervisor Shawn Williams attempted to get a signal installed at that crosswalk in 2013, but VDOT did not find a signal to be warranted. Meyer repeated his argument that “There must be an exception process for VDOT to construct signals when public safety is clearly threatened.”

The driver, August L. Amurao, 55, of Ashburn was charged with reckless driving.

One thought on “Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Ashburn Crosswalk

  • 2016-11-11 at 12:58 am

    As a former member of the County Transportation Commission I had been fighting for signal lights in advance of the opening of Gloucester for many years My only success was the light at Farmwell Middle School. VDOT has a requirement of distance between lights so as not to impede traffic so it is a tough battle to break this rule. Too close to Loudoun Parkway. Ashby Ponds residents drive and I do not see any pedestrians. It is a dangerous intersection nevertheless and may need a walk signal to allow traffic to stop when a person is in the crosswalk.

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