Driver hits student in crosswalk on Jamestown Road


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.”


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