PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police Trooper C. A. Turner was involved in a motor vehicle crash on Wagner Road at the intersection of North Normandy Road in Petersburg.
The crash occurred when Turner was traveling westbound on Wagner Road and a sedan traveling north on Normandy Road, failed to stop at the red light and failed to yield the right of way, according to police.
The sedan was attempting to make a left onto Wagner Road and crossed over into Turners lane of travel. In order to avoid striking the sedan, Turner ran off the road to the right, lost control and crossed the median striking an embankment. Due to the impact, the doors were jammed and Turner could not exit her vehicle, police said.
Turner, who was wearing her safety belt, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported by ambulance to Southside Regional Medical Center where she was later released.