RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Three cars now have significant damage, and two people are in the hospital after a crash involving a Richmond police vehicle Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred around 6 p.m. at the 3800 block of Chamberlayne Avenue at the intersection of Laburnum Avenue. Heavy damage to the three cars can be seen as emergency personnel survey the wreckage.
Three cars in total were involved in the crash, the police SUV, a Mercedes, and a Subaru. Both the driver of the Subaru and the police officer driving the SUV were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
8News spoke to eyewitnesses at the scene who said the police vehicle was headed south on Chamberlayne with emergency lights on, when one car that was heading east on Laburnum Ave. collided with the SUV. Witnesses said that police had a green light and got out of their car to help any victims of the crash.
The collision is under investigation by the RPD Special Operations Division Crash Team.
This article was written with reporting by 8News Reporter Ben Dennis.