Student Battles Life-Threatening Injuries After Being Struck by Passing Car

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Images are representative, not actual event

January 14, 2016- Richmond, VA

A bus stop near the intersection of Warwick Road and Fernbrook Drive was the scene of a tragic accident Tuesday afternoon, when a passing motorist traveling north on Warwick struck a student exiting a Richmond Public School bus. The student is remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the crash to be interviewed by officers. Charges against the driver are pending.

In Virginia, passing a stopped school bus is not only incredibly dangerous; it is also illegal. Continue reading

Suspect Crashes, Flips SUV While Fleeing From Richmond Police

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Images are representative, not actual event

Richmond, VA

A suspect faces serious charges after leading Richmond police on a high speed chase that left one woman hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect’s sport utility vehicle was initially stopped for driving recklessly around 5:21 p.m. at Larchmont Lane and East 37th Street. After fleeing the traffic stop, the suspect sideswiped several cars before colliding with the victim’s car at Midlothian Turnpike and East Broad Rock Road in South Richmond. The force of the collision caused the SUV to flip over, at which point officers were able to apprehend the suspect and transport him to VCU Medical Center for evaluation.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that authorities recovered a handgun thrown from the suspect’s vehicle during the pursuit.

According to a recent analysis conducted by USA TODAY, more than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since 1979, with bystanders and the passengers in chased cars accounting for nearly half of those fatalities. Continue reading

Bicyclist Killed in Fatal Washington Highway Accident

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Image is representative, not actual event

June 9, 2015- Ashland, VA

Kristina Goodrow, 18, was struck and killed on her bicycle while riding home from work on Washington Highway in Ashland Sunday night.

The truck driver, John Edward Hardin, 61, of Fayetteville, NC was charged with reckless driving. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Ashland police officials do not believe that Hardin was drinking or texting at the time of the crash.

Goodrow, a Subway employee, rode her bike to work – a 45-minute trip – each day along a stretch of Washington Highway near Ashcake Road. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the shoulder and lighting in that area is minimal. Continue reading