An Annandale man is dead after being hit by a Fairfax County school bus on Thursday.
According to county police, around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Gallows Road and Columbia Pike. There, police said a 2009 Fairfax County school bus was stopped in the southbound turn lanes of Gallows Road where Joon Seok Ahn, 89, of the 6900 block of Columbia Pike, had been struck.
Police said Ahn had been walking westbound and apparently entered the crosswalk while traffic was stopped. Police said the bus moved and struck Ahn as he walked. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The driver of the bus, Cristina Fernandez, 40, of the 14800 block of Bodley St., was charged with failure to pay time and attention.
Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman John Torre said that Fernandez had been driving for the school system for 11 years and had an excellent driving record.
“She was not at work today and has been pulled off the road pending the results of a police investigation,” he said.
Police said the investigation is under way and that speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash at this point in time.