Driver hits student in crosswalk on Jamestown Road

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A student was taken to the Riverside Doctor's Hospital Monday, Nov. 5 after being hit while crossing the street on Jamestown Road. COURTESY PHOTO / WYDAILY.COM

According to Williamsburg Police Department Major Greg Riley, James Whitehead of Williamsburg was charged with failing to yield the right of way after he hit a student with his car on Jamestown Road at around 6:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Riley said that the pedestrian was transported to the emergency room at Riverside Doctor’s Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Sen. Anthony Joseph ’21 said that as he was walking to Campus Center, he saw a Prius hit the pedestrian while they were crossing the sidewalk and saw the victim fall about five feet away from him. According to Joseph, the victim, who is a student at the College of William and Mary, was conscious and responsive after the accident.

“[The pedestrian] was well within the crosswalk,” Joseph said. “My friend and I were about 10 seconds from being in the crosswalk. That could have been one of us.”