Man crashes into multiple vehicles, pedestrian fleeing traffic stop

Man crashes into multiple vehicles, pedestrian fleeing traffic stop
Thomas Taylor (Source: Petersburg Police)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - Police said a man has been charged after he hit multiple vehicles and a pedestrian after driving off from a traffic stop.

Petersburg police tried to initiate a traffic stop around 1:25 p.m. on Thursday on a man wanted for a crime, but he drove off and crashed into multiple vehicles.

Police said he was seen throwing contraband and a weapon from the vehicle while he was driving off.

The suspect, identified as Thomas Taylor, hit several vehicles and a pedestrian in the 500 block of East Wythe Street.

Police said he is facing multiple charges, including drug and eluding related charges.

All of the victims of the multiple crashes who reported injuries were taken to the hospital.

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