Brentwood Red Light Video Camera Catches Minivan Flying Through Intersection, Striking Worker

A camera meant to catch red light runners recorded graphic video of a worker flying through the air after being hit.

Early Friday morning, a Missouri American Water employee was struck by a minivan in Brentwood, as a red light video camera recorded the scene.

Two employees were working on a broken water main in the intersection of Brentwood Boulevard and Manchester Road. One was struck and one avoided being hit.

A video released by Fox 2 News shows the van not slowing as it went into the intersection and struck the worker.

Fox 2 reports that Brentwood police said the driver stopped at the scene, and will not be charged.

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L Jacoby February 19, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Wait a minute—this person ran a red light and hit someone and "will not be charged"? What exactly would one have to do to BE charged?
Laura Jacoby February 19, 2013 at 05:50 PM
One more question—why did my comment post twice? I wasn't that upset.
Doug Miner February 19, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Laura, Don't know why your comment posted twice, but I've deleted the second posting. Also I think the camera recorded the scene, but not necessarily because the van was going through a red light.
Sam Schaeffer March 21, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Watch the video, he was in the intersection before the light turned red. There is no violation.
L Jacoby March 21, 2013 at 05:23 AM
If the light turned red while the minivan was in the intersection, it must have entered toward the end of the yellow. Plus, the driver clearly wasn't paying attention or he/she would have seen two guys dressed in bright yellow directly in front of the van. I'm still surprised there aren't charges of some kind brought against the driver.


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