Busy Richmond intersection saw fewer accidents last year

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A closer look at the safety of a busy Richmond intersection after a Pennsylvania man was struck and killed. It happened Tuesday night at West Broad and North Boulevard.

That intersection isn't a stranger to accidents. That accident has prompted some to be a little more cautious when stepping off the curb.

The Broad and Boulevard intersection is part of Alice Woodson's daily dog walking routine. She said it can be a tricky one for walkers, joggers and cyclists alike.

"I've noticed a lot of drivers speed up - start increasing their speed when they see people start crossing even if there's plenty of time to cross the street," said Woodson.

Police haven't revealed the circumstances surrounding Tuesday night's death of a Pennsylvania man. 54-year-old Edward Hallinan was struck by a car headed south on Boulevard. But charges have not been filed against the driver.

Orlando Williams saw the aftermath. This is what a witness told him.

"He went flying into the air. When he hit the ground his head just started bleeding," said Williams.

It's left Williams feeling a bit uneasy about the intersection. He works in the area.

"People walk across the street all the time, all the time. I'm kind of scared myself," said Williams.

There 9 accidents at this intersection last year including one involving a pedestrian that's down from 11 in 2009.

"Some weekends you get people speeding up and down here trying to get to a club," said Williams.

No close calls for Woodson, but said she pays close attention to what's coming down the road.

"You try to gauge, you know, the speed limit and how fast you should walk or if you should stop," said Woodson.

The deadly accident remains under investigation.

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