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Pedestrian hit by car ‘flew through air’ at Broad and Gaskins, says witness

Posted at 9:13 PM, Oct 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-28 09:59:03-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A pedestrian was struck around 8:50 p.m. Monday night, in the West End.

An eyewitness at the scene said a car hit a woman who was running across West Broad Street, just before Gaskins Road. The woman was lying in the westbound lanes of West Broad Street, before it intersects with Gaskins Road.

A witness said a man went flying in the air. Police on scene said the pedestrian was actually a 42-year-old woman.

The woman was placed onto the stretcher and taken away in an ambulance. She has life-threatening injuries.

Police said she had just left a gas station and had made it across the east bound lanes then tried to run across the west bound lanes.

Ron Melacon, who lives in the West End, say the tragic accident comes as no surprise. He said residents consider the intersection to be one of the county's most dangerous.