A 68-year-old man was taken to Inova Alexandria Hospital for minor injuries Wednesday morning after a car struck him while he was crossing Mount Vernon Avenue, according to Alexandria police.
The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. when the pedestrian crossed Mount Vernon Avenue at the crosswalk at Four Mile Road in Arlandria and was struck by a car turning left onto northbound Mount Vernon Avenue, according to Alexandria police.
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The driver was charged with failure to yield right of way.
One Alexandria resident tweeted that the man was struck by a taxicab. Police did not say if the vehicle was a taxi.
The incident briefly blocked Mount Vernon Avenue in both directions Wednesday morning.