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Richmond, KY
4:34 pm, April 16, 2024
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Richmond teen recovering after being struck by car

17-year-old Yllanda Hoskins is recovering after being hit by a vehicle this past Monday afternoon on her way home from school, with her brother on North Second Street in Richmond.   Hoskins’s aunt, Cherita Walker, in an interview with our media partner WLEX says, “My niece had already crossed over the street, they was running across the street — and the car came out of nowhere and hit my niece.”

Richmond Police say while this doesn’t happen often they do believe that the Richmond community can work together to keep pedestrians and drivers safe from incidents like this one.

Richmond Police Chief Rodney Richardson stated, “It takes the school, it takes drivers, it takes pedestrians, it takes the whole community to work together to try to do this the right way.”

Chief Richardson explained that drivers on this particular stretch of Second Street, should be extra cautious because of the roads hills, curves, and considering there is a school nearby. All the more reasons he says, paying attention is key. “There’s  10 to 12 schools in the city of Richmond, so we have to be sure that when we are out during those hours, that we pay special attention,” Richardson added.

Police say after the accident the driver was cooperative and that there’s no reason to believe that they were distracted or intoxicated. While they do appreciate the cooperation this family says they’re still looking for accountability. Hoskins’s aunt explains that her niece has a long road to recovery.

“Of course, it’s going be a long process with that — because we want to make sure that she doesn’t have any swelling to her brain or that happening to her causes later reactions to her,” says Chief Richardson.

Hoskins was released from medical care on Tuesday. Richmond police say it’ll take the entire community to prevent accidents like this from happening again.

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