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Driver Charged after Pedestrian Struck in Hit and Run

At approximately 8:45 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of West Broad and North Lombardy streets for the report of a pedestrian struck.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police has charged the driver following a hit and run collision which injured a pedestrian this (Wednesday) morning.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of West Broad and North Lombardy streets for the report of a pedestrian struck.

Officers arrived and located an adult female who had been struck by a vehicle, a pickup truck, which had left the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital for injuries that are considered to be life threatening.

The Richmond Police Department Crash Team responded. Investigators determined the pedestrian was crossing West Broad Street southbound in the crosswalk when the driver, Garland Childress, 71, of Sandston, disregarded the red traffic signal, struck the pedestrian, and fled the scene without rendering aid. Investigators located Childress a short time later and he was arrested and charged with felony hit and run. Additional charges are pending.

Anyone with further information about this hit and run is asked to call Crash Team Detective Sergeant W. Kress at (804) 646-0280 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

 

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