Bystander critically injured in car crash

A 22-year-old male VCU student is in critical condition after being struck by a car a few blocks from campus.

The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. Monday when a black Ford Explorer, going west on Cumberland Avenue, collided in an intersection with a Chevrolet Camero, going south on Harrison Street, said Jennifer Reilly of the City of Richmond Police Department’s media relations division. The Ford overturned and hit the student, who was standing on the sidewalk.

The speed of either driver is unclear and neither has been charged at this time.

“(Officers) are still investigating and trying to determine the cause of the accident,” Reilly said, adding that investigators should reach a conclusion by then end of the week.

VCU Police Capt. Carlton Edwards said students should constantly remain cognizant of passing vehicles.

“Make sure you pay attention to what you’re doing,” he said, adding that students should head to the signs that have been installed at intersections around campus.

The speed limit on campus, unless otherwise posted, is 25 mph, he said.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to the city’s traffic unit at 646-1343 or Crime Stoppers at 780-100.

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