Two deadly hit-and-run accidents on Hull street in less than a month

Published: Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:15 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A man is dead after a hit and run accident early Saturday morning. It happened on the same street where another deadly accident happened last month. Richmond police say the man was killed just before 2 a.m. near Warwick road on Hull street.

Just in the past year, four people have been either killed or injured in hit-and-run accidents along Hull street, according to police records. It's a busy road, with a lot of people out and about - something neighbors tell me could be part of the problem.

Shamora Jones says she feels like she risks her life every time she crosses this busy intersection at Hull street.

"We walk up here all the time," said Jones. "We never walk across it. We always run."

It was right here near Warwick road and Hull street where police tell me a Hispanic man in his early 50's was killed in a hit and run accident. The manager of the Valero nearby says the man was down on the sidewalk near the store just before 2 a.m.

"It's dangerous over here," Jones added.

Police haven't said if the man was crossing Hull street before he was hit, but when I visited the area - dozens of people were dodging traffic just to get across. Jones was one of them.

"We're trying not to get hit before the light changes," Jones added.

Watching her and her two nieces race across the intersection of Warwick road and Hull street was enough to make anyone cringe. Recently others haven't been so lucky.

From 12th street in Richmond to Turner road in Chesterfield, NBC12 has reported on at least four hit and runs in the past year on Hull street. Three of them were deadly - including the one Saturday.

"Everybody crossing the street," Jones said. "Just be careful.  That's all I can say."

Police are not releasing the man's name until they notify relatives. Investigators are still looking for the hit-and-run driver.

If you have any information that could lead police to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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