Pedestrian hit by BMW while crossing Hull Street dies from injuries

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Kevin L. England Jr., 20,  died after being hit by a BMW while crossing Hull Street Road.

He died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash in the 11200 block of Hull Street Road on Sunday, Aug. 24 around 10 p.m., police said.

A 2001 BMW sedan was traveling west on Hull Street Road in the left lane when the driver struck England, police said.

England, of the 4900 block of Alberta Road, was taken to VCU Medical Center where he later died.

The driver of the car, who stopped at the scene and called 911, was not injured. Police continue their investigation into this crash. At this time, no one has been charged in relation to the incident.

“This road is just a — it’s a death sentence when you try to cross it,” said Nita Roberts, a cashier at the local BP gas station. “I get nervous every time I see these kids crossing the road.”

Ari Fleming said she’s noticed plenty of accidents at this intersection because of “speeding and running the red lights.”

According to Chesterfield Police, in 2012 there were 29 crashes at this intersection of Hull street and Genito Roads, compared to 30 last year. But police say there were no reported fatalities or pedestrians involved in those accidents.

5 comments

  • Robbie

    Don’t know what the hell the make of car has to do with this. Sorry for the loss of life and the heartache the driver will go through.

    • Melissa

      In every story of a pedestrian killed by a car, they almost always give the year, make and model of the car. Maybe you’re just now noticing because the sports car BMW caught your attention versus a honda accord.

  • Shirley Harris Hawkes

    Shirley Harris Hawkes if these many accidents are occurring at this intersection, one would think that an safety issue is a problem and a safety assessment is needed. Perhaps speed bumps east and west two car lengths from the other lights east and west prior to approaching Genito and Hull would help. You have residents in back of all four corners of this intersection, who often walk out on the strip as oppose to driving. pedestrian signs would also help. THANK YOU DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

  • Patty Smith

    I would like to see the Board of Supervisors investigate why there are NO PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALKS anywhere along Hull Street Road! My husband was hit by a car while crossing at a light, but he was the one charged with jaywalking!!! The driver wasn’t charged at all. Something is definitely wrong with this scenario, and this young person might still be alive!

  • krista

    Pedestrians need to do as much to safe guard themselves as drivers need to be vigilant.

    1. Pedestrians do NOT automatically have the right of way. They have the right of way in pedestrian crosswalks unless the crosswalk is controlled be a law enforcement officer or a signal device.
    2. Pedestrians must walk on the left side of the road in absence of sidewalks.

    3. When sidewalks and crosswalks are provided, pedestrians must use them.

    4. Pedestrians must not interfere with the orderly flow of traffic.

    Only where the speed limit is 35 or less do they have the right of way in certain areas. When the speed limit is over 35 miles, pedestrians do not have right of ways. Please review 46.2-923 & 46.2-924 of Va Code to learn more.

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