Pedestrian Hit Twice on I-95 in Fredericksburg

The man was walking in the northbound left lane early Friday morning when he was hit.

A man walking in the left lane of northbound I-95 near mile marker 131.6 in Fredericksburg was struck by two cars in the early morning hours Friday, Sgt. Les Tyler of the Virginia State Police told Patch.

"At about 2:40 a.m. a 23-year-old male from Spotsylvania driving a 2013 Dodge Dart observed a pedestrian walking in his lane," Tyler said.  "He cut to the left shoulder to avoid the pedestrian," he said.  The right mirror of the car struck the man.

A short time later, a 2004 Volkswagen Passat in the northbound left lane came upon the pedestrian.  "The pedestrian was still standing when he was struck by the second vehicle," Tyler said.  The driver of the Passat was a 17-year-old male from Stafford.

Hector Rolando Xitumul-Alvarado, 21, of unknown address, was transported to Mary Washington Hospital Center.  He has severe trauma, according to Fredericksburg Deputy Fire Chief Mike Jones.

The crash is still under investigation.

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Terri Gabriel June 16, 2013 at 04:12 AM
Jarhead, I have known this young man for many years. He is very responsible and I would be proud to call him my son. What this article fails to relay, is that "a short time later" was really only moments. This could have happened to anyone driving on 95 at night and coming upon pedestrian standing in middle of the lane.
Susan Larson June 16, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Yes, Terri, you are correct. Short time later should be moments later ... -Susan
Gatekeeper June 16, 2013 at 05:41 PM
I understand that and I feel bad for that young man he has to think about thia all the time I hope he knows that he is not to blame my intent of my blog was it could happen to anyone but why a 17 year old that has no buisness being on the highway at 240 am he may be the most responsible younf man in tje world but its a shame it happend period
MC June 16, 2013 at 08:54 PM
@Jarhead If my memory serves me correct, the midnight showing of Superman was happening at the movie theaters that day. As a parent that has allowed a 17 yr old to attend midnight releases of movie with friends or game releases, I do not see an issue with this. So, I must be a horrible person that could careless for my kids. Let me ask you this, if the driver that had struck the person down was not a minor, what would your reaction be? He who is without sin please cast the first stone.
Susan Larson June 16, 2013 at 10:02 PM
The issue here is that a person was walking in the left lane of the Interstate -- not along the shoulder -- and we don't even know why the pedestrian was there. If the State Police even know why -- which they may or may not -- they have not said. The incident is under investigation. That person created an extremely dangerous situation for himself and everyone else driving. That person also traumatized two drivers who did everything possible to avoid hitting him. Finally, it is not illegal or even unusual for teenagers to be driving this time of night. THAT is not the issue. -Susan


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