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Pedestrian injured after being struck by SUV; driver faces reckless driving charges

Crystal Graham
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Richmond Police have charged a driver following a collision involving an SUV and a pedestrian Sunday which left the pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.

Xiomara Garcia-Ruiz, 30, of North Chesterfield, has been charged with reckless driving.

At 5:16 p.m., officers were called to the intersection of West Broad and Harrison streets for the report of a collision.

Officers arrived and found an injured adult female who had been struck by an SUV. She was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

The female driver remained on the scene.

Investigators determined the pedestrian was crossing West Broad Street northbound in the crosswalk when Garcia-Ruiz made a right turn on a red signal and struck the victim in the crosswalk.

Anyone with further information about this collision is asked to call Crash Team Investigator G. Drago at (804) 646-1369 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.