19-year-old woman hit by Portsmouth police cruiser

Posted at 10:00 PM, Oct 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-21 22:02:23-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WTKR) -- Shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, a teen girl was struck by a police car on Portsmouth Boulevard. Police say the woman stepped in front of the vehicle while a witness said she was chasing after a young child.

Even from inside her home, Shantela Richardson said she could hear the gruesome accident.

“You could hear this screech, then there was a boom and then I just heard, literally something landed like a sack of potatoes,” Richardson said.

The woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. 

The investigation into the incident is still active and ongoing.

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