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Two Injured in Wreck Involving Chesapeake Police Cruiser on I-464

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Two Injured in Wreck Involving Chesapeake Police Cruiser on I-464

I was alarmed to read about a crash on Tuesday morning involving a police cruiser that left two people injured on Interstate 464 in Chesapeake.

WAVY.com reported the wreck involved a police car on Interstate 464 South in Chesapeake. It led to the closure of all lanes of traffic around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning and sent two people to the hospital for treatment

There are few details about the crash but Virginia State Police said it involved a Chesapeake police car and another car close to Military Highway.

crash involved police cruiser on I-464 in Chesapeake

A police officer and an occupant of the car were taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. I wish them  a speedy recovery.

The wreck led to a diversion. Traffic was re-routed off I-464 onto Military Highway and back onto the interstate. The southbound lanes of the interstate were reopened just before 7 a.m. WAVY reported.

The cause of the wreck was not clear from reports and we don’t know if the police car was responding to an incident. We read about many accidents involving police cars and other emergency vehicles in Hampton Roads.

Earlier this year, a collision between a police car and another car on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk, claimed the life of the car driver. The police car was responding to reports of shots fired nearby.

In Portsmouth, a man was charged with a DUI after driving into a police car on High Street, police said. In Virginia Beach, a police car was damaged after a pursuit that ended in a car crash near FTC Dam Neck.

A year ago, two police officers were seriously injured in an accident in Norfolk.

Their police cruiser left the road at Llewellyn Avenue between Delaware Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in the early hours of the morning.

Every year hundreds of people lose their lives in wrecks involving ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks, according to the National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, official figures show 34 people lost their lives in crashes involving EMT vehicles, 14 in crashes involving fire trucks and 83 in wrecks involving police cars.

If you have been injured in a wreck in Hampton Roads due to the fault of another person, call our experienced auto accident lawyers at (757) 455-0077 or contact us here.

Jim Hurley

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