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Bicyclist dies after striking car in Arlington

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A man riding a bicycle collided with a car and died Sunday afternoon in Arlington.

The collision happened at approximately 2:56 p.m. in the 4000 block of Four Mile Run Drive at S. Walter Reed Drive, said Detective Crystal Nosal, Arlington County police spokesperson. The driver of the car remained on the scene.

The identity of the bicyclist has not been released yet.

The intersection is near the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

Arlington County transportation officials are planning safety improvements for the intersection, ARLnow.com reports.

According to the police statement, "Investigation revealed that an adult man was riding his bicycle south on South Walter Reed Drive and turned right onto the access road of Four Mile Run Drive.

"It appears that when he turned onto Four Mile Run Drive, he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck an occupied vehicle. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. He will be identified once the next of kin has been notified."

The Arlington County Police ask that any witnesses of the accident 703 558-2222, or Detective Don Fortunato at 703 228-4197.


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