Scott Shenk writes about transportation issues affecting Fredericksburg-area residents.
Man hit crossing U.S. 1 early Monday
One man is in jail and another in the hospital with serious injuries after an early-morning incident on U.S. 1 in Spotsylvania.
At 1:39 a.m., according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler, a 49-year-old man was crossing U.S. 1 at the intersection with Southpoint Parkway when he was hit by a 2004 Acura “traveling at a very high rate of speed.”
The victim was taken to Mary Washington Hospital with “serious injuries,” Tyler said.
The driver of the Acura left the scene, according to Tyler. Police later arrested Walter Ray Furrow, 23, at his Spotsylvania home. He faces charges of reckless driving and felony hit and run.
After the incident, all U.S. 1 lanes were closed so the state police accident reconstruction team could investigate the incident. The road was fully reopened at about 7 a.m.
Trooper J.C. Jeanty is handling the investigation. Tyler said the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office helped with the investigation and traffic control.
Other Monday Morning Incidents
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office is investigating another Monday morning incident in which a pedestrian may have been hit by a car. That incident happened shortly after 8 a.m. in the U.S. 1 and Market Street area. No details are available at this point.
A third crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. on State Route 3 near Mclaws Drive. In that crash, a pickup truck rear-ended a car, sending it into a wooded area, according to Tyler, with the state police. He said the driver of the car suffered minor injuries.
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