Video: Passers By Ignore Dying Man Struck By Car In Arlington
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ARLINGTON, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Arlington County police have released video showing people walking past a man who had been struck and killed by a car earlier this month.
Authorities on Monday released video of the aftermath of the July 1 fatal collision, taken by a Metrobus surveillance camera, in hopes of gathering more information about what happened.
On July 1, 35-year-old Edgar Francisco Aguilar was struck while crossing Columbia Pike at Four Mile Run Drive.
The traffic signal at the intersection was dark because of a recent storm that left much of the area without electricity.
The video shows people on a sidewalk walking past the man. It also shows several passengers boarding a bus but not staying behind to help the man or call the police.
Police say the release of the video is solely to acquire additional information form witnesses and not to identify a suspect. The driver of the vehicle that struck Francisco Aguilar remained on the scene, but police are hoping witnesses can help reconstruct the event.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Arlington County Police Detective Bob Icolari at (703) 228-4240.
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