Hit and Run Crash on W & OD Trail

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release: 13/153/0200/(5)LHC
June 2, 2013

*PIO from Vienna Police Dept: Officer Gary Lose, 571-251-0770

Hit and Run Crash on W & OD Trail


Reston Police District – A 65-year-old Vienna man was riding his bicycle on the W & OD Trail when he was struck by a motorist who was driving her car on the trail.

            The victim suffered serious injuries after being struck by a 2005 Toyota that was being operated at a reportedly high rate of speed on the trail at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

            The car came up from behind the cyclist and, reportedly, without slowing, struck the bicycle in the rear. The victim was thrown from the bike and landed on the shoulder of the trail.

            The vehicle continued on the trail and into the Town of Vienna where it was observed by a Vienna Police officer as it headed toward Tysons Corner. The officer had heard the lookout for the reckless driver and pulled it over in the 300 block of Maple Avenue.

            The driver, Mehak Chopra, 28 of Kennedy Drive, McLean was transported to the Vienna Police Station and charged with driving while intoxicated. She was subsequently taken to the Adult Detention Center where Fairfax County Police charged her with felony hit and run.

            During the incident, Vienna Police received numerous calls from concerned residents who were almost struck and had to jump out of the motorist’s way to avoid collision. It is believed the vehicle entered the trail in the Reston area; traveling approximately a five mile distance.


Mehak Chopra



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