A Virginia State trooper sustained minor injuries after his vehicle was struck from behind while he was investigating a traffic accident on Interstate 64.
The man who allegedly hit the trooper’s vehicle has been charged with reckless driving, according to a Virginia State Police news release.
Around 8:15 p.m. Monday, Trooper B. L. Rogers Jr. was investigating an accident near mile marker 242 on I-64 east when his patrol car was hit from behind, the release said.
Rogers’ vehicle was in the right lane while he worked the accident, which occurred in the construction zone.
The patrol car’s emergency lights were also activated and there were cones closing off the right lane to traffic.
As traffic slowed down to merge into the left lane to pass the accident, a 2001 Toyota Avalon, driven by Deandre Lamont Gillis, of Hampton, slammed on its breaks to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of it.
Gillis lost control, the release said, slamming into Roger’s patrol car.
Rogers was taken to Riverside Hospital in Williamsburg with minor injuries.
Gillis is charged with reckless driving.