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Man Hit By Car On I-295

Man Was Trying To Retrieve Ladder From Roadway

July 31, 2018 - 4:16 pm

Richmond, VA (WRVA) - A man is struggling to stay alive after getting hit by a car on I-295 in Hanover.

The injured man was driving a pickup truck when a ladder fell off the truck and landed in a travel lane of I-295 South.

Virginia State police advise that "The driver of the pickup truck pulled off on the left shoulder, got out of the vehicle and ran into the travel lanes in an attempt to retrieve the ladder." The man was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt while trying to get the ladder. The incident took place near the Meadowbridge Road Exit (State Route 627) shortly after 11:30am Tuesday (7/31/18).

The injured man taken to the Emergency Room at VCU Medical Systems. The incident caused major traffic issues for motorists on I-295 South.