Crash involving police car injures 2, closes lanes on I-464

Image Credit: VDOT 511
Image Credit: VDOT 511

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A Chesapeake police cruiser was hit in an accident on Interstate 464 South Tuesday morning, injuring two people and causing a temporary lane closure.

Police say an officer was helping a private contractor stopping southbound traffic for a road closure when a car traveling at a high rate of speed hit the officer’s car, causing significant damage.

The officer and the person in the other car were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Image Credit: VDOT 511
Image Credit: VDOT 511

The crash was reported around 5:30 a.m.

Traffic was being diverted off of I-464 South, onto Military Highway and back onto the interstate. Southbound lanes were reopened shortly before 7 a.m.

Police say the accident is still under investigation, and charges are pending for the other driver.

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