RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
An elderly woman in a wheelchair says she's been asking for a simple fix from the City of Richmond for a year that would allow her to leave her home.
Patsy Rawls lives on Stockton Street where there aren't any curb ramps. She says the solution is simple - make part of the curb on her street wheelchair accessible.
"If they can build a ball diamond they can fix a sidewalk right there," she says. "I don't care where they do it. They can put it in the middle of the block if they want to as long as I get off there."
It's a problem Rawls says she's had for more than a year.
Having no curb ramps means that if she wants to get to the street, she has to travel half a block on rocky terrain to a ditch, where she recently fell and seriously hurt her foot.
"I tried to get off the curb and I split my leg," she says. "A police officer had to get me out of that curb."
Rawls says she's contacted the city several times and workers have promised to make the fix.
"They told me they were coming out here to do it," said Rawls. "I haven't seen nobody. Only person I've seen is [8News]."