UPDATE: APD: Pedestrian who died after Abingdon crash identified, driver charged

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ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – UPDATE – The pedestrian who was struck in Abingdon on Thursday, November 28 has been identified.

According to the Abingdon Police Department, the pedestrian was 82-year-old Philip A. Topa of Glade Spring, Virginia.

Mr. Topa passed away on Saturday, November 30.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Samuel C. Jackson, 42 of Richlands, Virginia.

Jackson is charged with failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

The case is still under investigation.


The pedestrian struck in Abingdon on Thursday has died.

According to the Abingdon Police Department, the investigation is still ongoing.

No names have been released at this time.

The pedestrian was struck on West Main Street just before 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night.


A pedestrian is being treated for injuries after being hit by a car in Abingdon.

According to the Abingdon Police Department, the pedestrian was hit just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday night on West Main Street.

Investigators said the male pedestrian was crossing the street at the crosswalk at Barter Theatre.

Med-Flight transported the pedestrian to Bristol Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Police did not release any information about the vehicle that hit the pedestrian.

The police department said the case remains under investigation.

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