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Girlfriend charged after man thrown from moving vehicle in Chesterfield

Margareth Nelson Mejia faces charges of aggravated malicious wounding and driving without a...
Margareth Nelson Mejia faces charges of aggravated malicious wounding and driving without a license in relation to the incident.(Chesterfield County Police Department)
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 9:37 PM EDT|Updated: May. 6, 2022 at 11:18 AM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Chesterfield police are investigating after a man was thrown from a moving vehicle on Thursday evening.

Police were called around 6:20 p.m. to the Walmart parking lot along Hopkins Road for the report of a man on the hood of a vehicle yelling for someone to call 911.

When officers arrived, they were unable to find the man.

Within moments, police received more calls that a man had been thrown from a moving vehicle in the 5000 block of Hopkins Road.

When officers arrived, they found a man, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police later arrested the suspected driver, 27-year-old Margareth Nelson Mejia of Richmond. Police say Mejia is the girlfriend of the victim.

She was charged with aggravated malicious wounding and driving without a license in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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