NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia State Trooper and another driver the trooper was assisting were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck on the side of the highway by an oncoming vehicle.
Around 8:10 a.m., a VSP trooper was stopped to assist a disabled motorist on southbound Interstate 664 in Newport News.
When the trooper was sitting in the vehicle awaiting assistance from VDOT, the driver of a Hyundai Sonata ran off the roadway and struck the trooper’s vehicle and the disabled 2008 Nissan Altima.
The driver of the Sonata was identified as 42-year-old Richard Hedgepath, of Charlottesville. He has been charged with reckless driving.
The trooper and the driver of the disabled vehicle were both transported to Riverside Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
There are several lanes shut down for the investigation.
This article will be updated once more information is available from police.