Wednesday, February 1, 2023

UPDATE: 84-year-old woman dies after car collides with bike on John Tyler Hwy

The site of Monday's crash. (Courtesy Google Maps)
UPDAThe site of Monday’s crash. (Courtesy Google Maps)

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: An 84-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car while riding her bicycle Monday morning, police said.

Ruth DuLaney, of Mechanicsville, was struck by a car on John Tyler Memorial Highway near Chickahominy Riverfront Park around 11:30 a.m., according to a James City County news release.

Police say DuLaney was hit when she pulled out in front of a car, the release said.

The crash remains under investigation, and no charges are pending at this time.

Original story:

An 84-year-old woman was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle on John Tyler Highway Monday, police said.

Police and medics responded to a crash on John Tyler Highway near Chickahominy Riverfront Park around 11:30 a.m., according to James City County Police spokeswoman Stephanie Williams.

A woman was riding her bike when a vehicle hit her, Williams said.

Medics transported the woman to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond. She has life-threatening injuries, police said.

Both traffic lanes were closed for about two hours, but all lanes reopened by 1:50 p.m., Williams said.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the woman’s age as 83, due to inaccurate information from police. The article has been updated to reflect her correct age.


Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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