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83-Year-Old Woman Dies Days After Driver Hits 4 People in Annandale


An 83-year-old woman has died from her injuries five days after the driver of a car struck her and three other people in a parking lot in Annandale, Virginia.

The crash happed about 11 a.m. Friday in the 7200 block of Maple Place. Fairfax County police said at the time that one victim had life-threatening injuries.

In an update Wednesday, police said detectives have determined that the driver of the striking vehicle, a 2008 Nissan Sentra, was traveling on Maple Place when she dropped food and spilled a drink inside her car. As she tried to retrieve the dropped items, she lost control of the car, crossed the median and left the road, before driving over a sidewalk, according to police.

At that time, several people had gathered in a parking lot to discuss a community project when the car entered the lot, police said. Four of those people were hit before the vehicle crashed into a metal fence and came to a stop. 

Police said Eileen Garnett, of Annandale, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. She died Wednesday morning.


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