Woman charged in hit-and-run that injured Sports Backers marathon runner

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police said Thursday that investigators arrested a woman believed to been involved in a hit-and-run on West Broad Street last weekend.

Richmond Police responded to a personal injury call at 8:43 a.m. on Aug. 10 in the area of West Broad and Harrison streets. The victim suffered several cuts and bruises and maybe so broken bones, police said. They were transported to MCV Medical Center for treatment.

A suspect, identified as Samantha F. Jennings, was taken in and charged with reckless driving and felony hit-and-run. Police said in a release that detectives believe Jennings, 26, failed to recognize a red light and hit the victim. They said she briefly stopped at the scene but left before authorities arrived.

The victim was reportedly training for a marathon when she was struck. Sports Backers addressed the hit-and-run incident in a Facebook post late Saturday evening.

“Around 8:43 a.m. this morning, a participant on the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team was struck by a vehicle during a training run at the intersection of West Broad Street and Harrison Street in Richmond. The participant is currently undergoing treatment for her injuries and our thoughts and prayers are with her at this time.”

Sports Backer’s Facebook post

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