Five people were injured in this crash on West Charity Street. (Source: NBC12)
The police officer involved in the crash was not injured. (Source: NBC12)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
Richmond police say no passengers were ejected from a minivan that collided with a Richmond police vehicle late Tuesday night.
Witnesses on the scene had said a child was ejected from the vehicle, but police said that is untrue.
Richmond police said an officer was responding to a call of a robbery in progress and crashed into a minivan at the intersection of St. Paul and West Charity streets.
The minivan struck a curb and overturned.
Five passengers, including a boy under 4 years old, were in the vehicle. The other passengers were two women, a man and a 17-year-old girl. All five were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Richmond police identified the officer as Junius Thorpe. He was not injured in the crash.