The Metropolitan Police Department identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a driver on the 2100 block of Virginia Ave. earlier this month.
Timothy Fingarson, a 66-year-old from Charles Town, West Virginia, was crossing Virginia Avenue from E Street near the south end of the Foggy Bottom Campus at about 4:10 p.m. Aug. 3 when an unidentified driver hit him, the Washington Post reported Thursday. MPD reported that Fingarson walked outside the crosswalk when the driver struck him, and Fingarson later died in hospital care.
Fingarson’s death came two weeks after another driver struck a cyclist, Shawn O’Donnell, near the north end of the Foggy Bottom campus at the corner of 21st and I Streets, resulting in her death.
The D.C. Council’s transportation committee approved legislation last month attempting to improve bicyclist and walker safety through actions like prohibiting vehicles from making right turns on red lights and allowing bikers to treat stop signs as yield signs.
This article appeared in the August 12, 2022 issue of the Hatchet.