UPDATE: Officer hurt in accident

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Police say that the driver of a Malibu vehicle pulled up in front of a police officer's vehicle at the intersection of Hull Street Road and Swanson Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Friday, sending the police officer to the hospital.

The police vehicle was traveling eastbound on Hull Street Road when it attempted to avoid a Chevy Malibu that turned from Swanson Road onto Hull Street Road into the path of the police cruiser. The cruiser struck the Malibu, veered of the road and stuck a brick fence in the 5500 block of Hull Street Road.

The officer was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Malibu, Latoya D. Carter, 27, has no apparent injuries and was charged with fail to yield the right of way.

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