Woman charged with hit-and-run after runner struck on Broad Street

Woman charged with hit-and-run after runner struck on Broad Street
Samantha Jennings. (Source: Richmond police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A Richmond woman has been charged in a hit-and-run on Broad Street that injured a runner.

Officers responded to the of 100 block of West Broad just before 8:45 a.m. Aug. 10 for a reported hit-and-run. Police originally said a bicyclist was struck, but later said it was a runner who was crossing southbound at Harrison Street and was struck while in the crosswalk.

Samantha F. Jennings, 26, of Richmond, was charged with reckless driving and felony hit-and-run.

Detectives determined Jennings was traveling eastbound on West Broad Street and disregarded a red light and struck the victim. Police said she briefly stopped at the scene but left before officers arrived.

The runner was identified only as a woman and she sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Sports Backers confirmed the woman was a participants on the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team and she was struck while on a training run.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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