A fun evening of soccer turned chaotic Saturday evening after a driver hit and pinned two women at the Richmond Kickers game at City Stadium. Not all details are known about what led up to the incident, but the situation is prompting a review by Kickers staff into how it all happened and whether parking regulations need to be altered outside the stadium. Currently, only handicapped parking is available on the stadium grounds.
The driver has been charged with reckless driving, officials say.
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A scary situation occurred Saturday night at the Richmond Kickers game when two women were pinned between a car and a railing.
Bystanders wasted no time in running to the rescue to push the car off of the pedestrians.
We don’t know exactly what led up to the incident but we are told that the two victims were treated by paramedics at the game and taken to VCU Medical Center.
The Richmond Kickers released an official statement regarding the incident as well:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the fans and families affected by the car accident at City Stadium on June 17th. It is our understanding that one of the fans involved was discharged from the hospital Sunday while the other is still undergoing evaluations.
The Richmond Kickers have the utmost sensitivity to safety at City Stadium. For many years, we have allowed limited handicapped parking inside the stadium. We have launched a careful review of our parking policies to continue to ensure a safe environment for all of our fans.
We’ll continue to follow this story as more details emerge.