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Motorcyclist injured after speeding off from police on I-95

Interstate 95
Posted at 2:14 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 14:14:10-05

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A 23-year-old Colonial Heights man suffered serious injuries after he sped away from a Virginia State Police trooper on Interstate 95.

On February 26, 2020 at approximately 7:59 a.m. a trooper in his marked patrol car was traveling southbound I-95 at the 50 mile marker when the trooper observed a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, driven by, Nicholas K. Labriola, 23, of Colonial Heights, VA. speeding up and driving erratically in and out of traffic lanes," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "The trooper activated his emergency equipment to initiate a traffic stop. Labriola refused to stop and a pursuit ensued."

The pursuit continued from I-95 south near Wagner Road to Route 460 near Stedman Road.

"[There] Labriola struck a 2002 Acura 2-door sedan in the rear as it was traveling in the left lane," the spokesperson said. "Labriola was wearing a helmet and was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The adult male driver of the Acura was wearing his seat belt and did not sustain injuries."

Labriola, police said, did not have a valid operator's license and the motorcycle was improperly registered. Charges are pending.