RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – A Richmond police officer was sent to the hospital early Sunday morning after being injured in an accident.
Around 1:15 a.m. police say an officer was responding to a call near the intersection of 20th Street and Brauers Lane.
That's when police say a fast moving car neglected to stop at a stop sign and collided with the squad car.
Police say the two people inside that car fled the scene.
Additional officers were called and, after a brief search, the suspects were found.
Devon Byrd, 21, and Japorium Straughter, 18, were arrested and face felony hit-and-run charges.
Police say the injured officer was taken to VCU Medical Center with broken ribs and leg injuries but is expected to survive.