Woman crashes car after fleeing traffic stop in Hanover; child injured

Woman crashes car after fleeing traffic stop in Hanover; child injured
The driver is facing multiple charges. (Source: NBC12)

HANOVER, Va. (WWBT) - A woman crashed on Tuesday after fleeing a traffic stop by deputies in Hanover on Tuesday.

Officials said deputies conducted a traffic stop at 2:21 p.m., and the driver took off. Deputies did not pursue due to a child being in the car.

The driver continued down a dead-end road and crashed the vehicle into a tree. Both the driver and the child had to be taken to VCU Medical Center due to extensive injuries.

The incident happened in the area of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Elm Drive.

The driver has been charged with felony eluding, felony child endangerment and identity theft. Other charges are also pending.

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