Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle near GRTC Pulse station in Scott’s Addition

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle near GRTC Pulse station in Scott’s Addition

The incident occurred near the GRTC Pulse stop around 11:45 AM Tuesday. No charges have been filed and the victim’s identity has not yet been released.

UPDATE 2/27/19, 1:00 PM:

From Richmond Police:

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team has identified the pedestrian of yesterday’s fatal collision on West Broad Street as Luther A. Waller, Jr., 67, of no known address.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., officers were called to the 3100 block of West Broad Street for the report of a male struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found Waller down and injured in the roadway median after being struck by an eastbound vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where, shortly after, he succumbed to his injuries.

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team responded and started their investigation. Detectives believe a vehicle, with an adult female operator and sole occupant, was traveling eastbound when Waller walked into the left lane of the eastbound lanes and was struck by the vehicle, which remained on the scene.

At this time, no charges have been placed. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this fatal collision is asked to call Crash Team Investigator M. Fecht at (804) 646-6190.

ORIGINAL 2/27/19, 9:00 AM

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of W. Broad Street and Summit Avenue Tuesday morning has succumbed to his injuries.

 

First responders arrived to the intersection at approximately 11:45 AM for a report of a person hit by a vehicle. The man, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital and later died.

The driver also suffered injuries and remained on the scene until police arrived. There are no word on any charges and the incident is still under investigation.

The northbound sidewalk on the same block is currently closed to pedestrian traffic due to the demolition of a SunTrust Bank branch and former city firehouse for a new construction project, but there is no word on whether the closure was a contributing factor to the crash. As can be seen in the attached photo, the closure is forcing those waiting at the designated GRTC bus stop to stand in a westbound travel lane.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 804.780.1000.

Photo: Nicholas Smith

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