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Police: 17-year-old driver failed to ‘move over’ before hitting deputy

Posted at 5:36 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 11:50:13-04

WARSAW, Va. -- A 17-year-old driver was charged with reckless driving for failing to "move over" after police said she struck a Richmond County Sheriff's deputy early Tuesday morning along Route 3 (History Land Highway) near Sharps Road.

"If you don’t move over you’re playing with someone else’s life," Richmond County Sheriff Steve Smith said. "This could have turned out really bad really bad."

Deputy David Campbell remains hospitalized with a dislocated hip and broken bones in foot, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Campbell was overseeing a car being towed from Route 3 when the driver hit him.

"One of our other officers had a DUI stop and as he was clearing up from that they called the wrecker to tow the vehicle," Sheriff Smith said. "Deputy Campbell stayed by with the vehicle and assisted the wrecker driver."

Virginia State Police continues investigating this crash.

"We ask that you keep this deputy, his family, his friends, and our department in your thoughts and prayers," the sheriff's office posted on Facebook.

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