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Hit & Run Leaves F.C. Mother & Daughter Injured

The passenger side, side view mirror left after the crash. (Photo: Fairfax Co. Police)

A Falls Church mother and her 12-year-old daughter were injured on Feb. 24 after being hit by a car that’s believed to be a dark blue newer model Mercedes as they crossed Columbia Pike near Tyler St. shortly before 10 p.m.  The driver did not stop or return to the scene.

Car parts found at the scene of the crash include a side view mirror from the passenger side of a Mercedes sedan and the lower front grille. After consultation with representatives from Mercedes, it was determined the vehicle is likely a dark blue C-class sedan manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

The crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. last Saturday night. The two pedestrians were attempting to cross Columbia Pike at Tyler St. when they were hit by a car heading westbound on Columbia Pike. They were in a marked crosswalk, but detectives note that it was dark out and raining heavily at the time.

The grill of the hit-and-run car, a blue Mercedes, was left at the scene. (Photo: Fairfax Co. Police)

Fairfax County Police’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the accident and detectives say speed does not appear to be factor.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash, car or driver involved to call 703-280-0543. They are also asking staff at auto body shops to be on the lookout for any customers bringing in similar Mercedes sedans for repair.

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