HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - There's new information on an accident in which a Virginia State Trooper was injured. It happened about 7 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 95 in Hanover County. State Police say the trooper was chasing a driver who took off after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop.
Minutes later, the police cruiser ran off the road and hit a tree. Investigators say the other car crossed the median, continuing to drive into opposing traffic. The car was later abandoned, but Police made an arrest a short time afterward.
21-year-old Kwame Abayomi is charged with eluding and possession of a concealed firearm. He's being held in jail without bond. The Trooper who was hurt should be released from the hospital tomorrow.