Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bellevue Avenue Pedestrian Fatality

A blind pedestrian struck twice by vehicles on Bellevue Avenue last night later died from his injuries.

Dudley Thomas Mines Jr., 74, was crossing the 1000 block of Bellevue with his guide dog around 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, when a car rounding the corner from Old Brook Road onto Bellevue grazed Mines with the driver’s side mirror. Mines fell from the glancing blow.

The driver of the car stopped to assist Mines but could not reach him before a Ford pickup truck, also traveling from Old Brook onto Bellevue, struck Mines’ guide dog and Mines as he lay in the roadway.

Mines, who lived in the 4100 block of Old Brook Road, was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he later died. His guide dog was taken to a local veterinary hospital for treatment of a broken leg.

The Richmond Police Crash Team is investigating both accidents involving Mines. No charges are pending at this time.