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Woman dies after being struck by car in Fairfax County

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car Friday in Fairfax County, authorities said Monday.

On Friday around 3:45 p.m., 39-year-old Tahmina Akter of Springfield was crossing Backlick Road near Villa Park Road outside a crosswalk in Springfield when she was struck by a 2019 Audi S5 traveling southbound on Backlick Road, Fairfax County police said in a statement.

Akter was taken to a hospital, where she died two days later, the statement said. The driver of the Audi remained on the scene and is cooperating with detectives, it said.

Speed and alcohol weren’t factors in the collision, police said.

There have been eight pedestrian fatalities in Fairfax County so far this year, according to police.

They asked anyone with information about the crash to contact them at 703-280-0543.

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