Police Identify Victim in Fatal Gallows Road Accident

Ai Ying Zhu, 53, was killed while crossing the street last week near the Dunn Loring Metro — a problem area for pedestrians and motorists alike.

Fairfax County police have released the name of the victim in last week's fatal pedestrian accident near the Dunn Loring Metro.

Police said Wednesday Ai Ying Zhu, 53, of Falls Church, was crossing Gallows Road around 9:50 p.m. March 5 when she was struck by a vehicle.

It's not clear where exactly on Gallows Road the woman was when she was struck.

Police spokesman Officer Eddy Azcarate said detectives are continuing their investigation.

Last summer Fairfax County police launched a new initiative to make the area — known for frequent fender benders and collisions between motorists and pedestrians — safer.

Between June and August, Fairfax County police warned more than 540 pedestrians and motorists for violations on Gallows Road.

Another 175 pedestrians and motorists were ticketed for not abiding by traffic laws. Each ticket carried a $250 fine. 

parson March 14, 2013 at 01:58 PM
VDOT needs to install better lighting and crosswalk markings there. With all of the new development, there are only going to be more pedestrians.
McLparent March 15, 2013 at 04:21 AM
Lighting and markings does not change the fact that green means cross and red means wait.
John Strother March 26, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Many things are the issues here. The speed limit is 35 MPH, why on earth would that be? Shouldn't it be 25 MPH on any road, except interstate, within one (1) mile of a Metro Station? If it isn't so, shouldn't it be? Small to none traffic islands for pedestrians to have safety if caught between lights Blind spots that drivers just can't see,Right turns on red without fully stopping.. Plus the fact that so many people are in such a dang big hurry, they drive like bats out of Hell with their tails on fire to get where ever they feel they need to be next. Reduce the speed limits and you get a much less pedestrian/auto accident ratio.


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