Driver who hit 2 State Police cars charged in crash

Driver who hit 2 State Police cars charged in crash

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police have identified and charged the driver who struck two State Police cars Saturday afternoon.

State police said the driver of a 2008 Ford Escape, David Robinson, and three passengers aged 4, 8 and 9 were taken to VCU Medical Center following the crash at 5:40 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 95, south of the Wood Edge exit in Chesterfield.

State Police said two police cars were stopped on the left shoulder with their emergency equipment activated, assisting a disabled driver. State Police said Robinson's Ford ran off the road onto the left shoulder, striking the barrier wall then striking both State Police vehicles. The Ford came to rest on the barrier wall.

Robinson, 28, of Richmond, was not wearing a seatbelt, State Police said. He is charged with reckless driving, driving on a suspended license (his eighth such offense, according to State Police), failure to move over, failure to wear a seatbelt, and two counts of not having child restraints.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the crash, which remains under investigation.

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