NBC12 investigates speeding in Museum District

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 investigated speeding after a scary crash in Richmond's Museum District, Sunday. Neighbors say they'd like to see more police clocking cars in the area.

A driver flipped his sedan after hitting a tree on Monument Avenue. The car landed on its roof. The driver wasn't seriously hurt, and told police he was trying to avoid a squirrel.

While investigators haven't said whether speed was a factor in the crash, neighbors say it's a big problem on that stretch of road.

NBC12 used a radar gun to clock drivers on Monument Avenue. One driver registered at 50 miles-an-hour. That's 20 miles over the 30 mph limit. Another car left skid marks after burning rubber. However, most vehicles seemed to hover just around the limit.

Police didn't comment on whether extra patrols will be stationed along Monument Avenue. Police say they do speed enforcement at various locations around the city, as necessary.

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