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I-95 crash sends state trooper to hospital

Posted at 7:35 PM, Jan 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-07 22:38:00-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- An accident along I-95 north in Chesterfield County near Route 10 sent a state trooper to the hospital Saturday evening.

As of 7:15 p.m., VDOT reported the interstate's center, right and right shoulder were closed.

Sgt. Steve Vick with Virginia State Police said the trooper had pulled off to the right shoulder to assist a disabled Chevrolet Tahoe when the crash happened at 6:30 p.m.

"A Toyota pickup ran off the road to the right striking the trooper car in the rear, pushing it into the Chevrolet Tahoe."

Vick said the State Police Sergeant was inside the cruiser at the time of the accident.

Vick said the trooper was transported to Chippenham Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic backed up on I-95 north around 7:20 p.m.

Traffic backed up on I-95 north around 7:20 p.m.

State police had worked more than 500 crashes  on snow-covered Virginia roads as of 6 p.m.

"From midnight Saturday through 6 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police have responded to 527 traffic crashes and 686 disabled vehicles statewide. During the same time period, Virginia State Police have received a total of 2,082 calls for service," Corinne N. Geller, a Virginia State Police spokesperson, said. "Road conditions are treacherous and Virginians are advised to stay off the roads."