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The ghost bike at Franconia Road and Telegraph Road, where bicyclist Fatima Del Carmen Alvarez Romero, 24, was hit and killed while crossing in the crosswalk.

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Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities Rise in the Fairfax County Area

Road design, speeds, lighting and negligence are factors.

This spring has seen several fatal pedestrian accidents, possibly signaling a warning to drivers, pedestrians and transportation engineers that more could be done to lessen these fatalities in Fairfax County.

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