July 9, 2012
Two people were injured, including a state trooper, as the result of a car accident that occurred over the Fourth of July holiday. According to WAVY-TV 10 News, the crash happened just after 3:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-64, near the ramps for North King Street.
Sgt. Michelle Anaya, a spokesperson for the Virginia Highway Patrol, said that a trooper had stopped and arrested a driver on suspicion of DUI charges at the scene of the crash. The trooper had placed the suspect in the rear passenger seat of his vehicle and was completing paperwork when a Ford Mustang, driven by a 19-year-old man, plowed into the rear of the squad car.
The trooper and the DUI suspect weren’t wearing seat belts at the time of the collision, and both suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
The driver of the Mustang was uninjured in the crash and later told officers that a motorcycle in front of him had slammed on its brakes, forcing him to swerve onto the shoulder and hit the trooper’s vehicle. The driver of the Mustang was cited for reckless driving for causing the accident.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley would like to remind drivers to move their vehicles to the left lane when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle. Doing so could help prevent a Norfolk car accident from occurring.