Cops struggling to identify man hit by car on Rte. 50 in Fairfax County

WASHINGTON — A man is recovering from serious injuries after getting hit by a vehicle in Fairfax County Thursday, but detectives do not know who he is, and they can’t find any of his relatives.

Fairfax County Police say the man may have been struck after getting off a bus on Lee Jackson Highway (Route 50) in the Falls Church area Thursday night and tried to cross the highway.

He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital and admitted to the Trauma ICU. Through their investigation, detectives know that the man may be a bus rider who frequents the Route 50 corridor between the Eden Center and Loehmann’s Plaza.

The man was also seen in the past month in the area of the Eden Center in Falls Church in the company of a woman who was assisting him finding work. Police believe he may have friends and family in Virginia and Maryland.

Detectives believe the man could be 30 to 45 years old, stands between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 9 inches, and weighs 150 to 170 pounds. He has short, black hair and brown eyes.

The man also has several tattoos, seeming to show he has family members with the names Thien, Lam, Tai, Quy and Sary. He might also go by the name Truc. Detectives hope someone will recognize the tattoos and identify the man.

The driver who hit the man stayed at the scene of the crash. Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash.

If anyone recognizes the victim’s tattoos or believes they know the man, they are asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


WTOP’s Dennis Foley contributed to this report

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