‘Momentarily blinded’ driver hits man walking on Forest Hill Avenue

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Look both ways is arguably one of the oldest rules for anyone crossing a street. Watch out for pedestrians is another for drivers. Sunday night on Forest Hill Avenue in South Richmond, both those rules were put to the test. The result was caught on iPhone video by one man who said he wanted people to simply just be more careful.

Jon Farrow was inside his Richmond apartment Sunday when he heard a commotion across the street.

"I ran to my balcony and looked outside and there was man lying on the ground ," Farrow said.

Farrow immediately began recording on his iPhone the aftermath of a man who was hit by a car on Forest Hill Avenue. According to Richmond Police, the man was crossing the street when the driver of a SUV said she hit him after she was "momentarily blinded."

The victim was taken to Chippenham Hospital and was conscious. Farrow took the video to social media.

"I posted it on Facebook just because I  kind of wanted to bring awareness to it. People are speeding all the time through here," he said.

It should be pointed out that there are no visible speed limit signs within a half a mile of the street and that is major concern for Farrow who said he walked across Forest Hill Avenue every day.

"I guess [it is] confusing to drivers because you come across and what do you follow?" he explained. "I have a three-year-old stepdaughter and a seven-week-old daughter now and I don't want us to be walking out here one day and that happen to us."

Farrow urged everyone to slow down and pay attention. As for the victim, there are no word of the extent of his injuries. Police are still investigating the incident.

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