Homeowner captures crash on video, praises Richmond Police

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-13 13:13:23-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A Richmond homeowner was so impressed with the speed that Richmond Police responded to a weekend crash outside of his property, he wanted to share video of the incident with the entire city.

“You know, for every clown who posts a video about cops doing something wrong, I could make 10,000 of them doing things right,” Dallas Ryan wrote about the video. “I am in no way part of or connected to the department. I just appreciate that these guys do their job so well.”

Ryan said his home security system captured the Sunday morning crash on video. You can see a car slam head-on into another car that is parked along the 1400 block of N. 22nd St. in Fairmount.

The video, slightly edited for time, shows the speed with which officers respond to the situation.

“Considering that someone had to call the police, and assuming it took a minute for someone to come awake enough to actually make the call and the call to get dispatched, you could make an educated estimate that the first officer was on the scene in under 2 minutes,” he said.

Ryan said he wanted to make sure the officers in District 113 get the credit they deserve.

Richmond Police said the driver, 44-year-old Timothy Moore, was charged with reckless driving.