Early on the morning of July 13, a Virginia woman was struck by a car on the Jefferson Davis Highway. On Monday morning, Prince William County police announced that she had died.
The woman, 25-year-old Isabella Majano from Woodbridge, was walking in traffic on the Jefferson Davis Highway around 4:30 a.m., prompting residents and motorists to call the police to report an intoxicated woman on the road. A Prince William County police officer responded to the call, driving northbound in the left lane of Jefferson Davis Highway.
Majano was struck by the officer near the Crest Drive intersection, and rushed to a hospital, where she was later declared dead on Monday morning. An investigation confirmed that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, and that the officer’s speed was not a factor in the crash. Majano was not in a crosswalk at the time she was hit.
In pedestrian accidents, the law will typically give pedestrians the upper hand when pinning liability. Motorists are responsible for yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, as well as operating their vehicle in a manner that would allow them to stop quickly in areas that have heavy pedestrian traffic. For a pedestrian to receive the blame in a pedestrian/automobile accident, the pedestrian must enter a traffic area negligently.
The Virginia pedestrian accident attorneys of Bethesda’s personal injury law firm, Lewis & Tompkins, wish to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Majano, as well as those affected by this terrible accident.