Two injured after slow-speed police pursuit of wrong-way driver ends with crash in Lynchburg

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Two drivers sustained minor injuries after a wrong-way driver led a slow-speed police chase around Lynchburg Tuesday morning before crashing into another vehicle.

The Lynchburg Police Department says a vehicle was seen driving erratically and driving the wrong way in the area of Florida Avenue at approximately 10:09 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6.

According to the department, officers headed into the area and tried to stop the vehicle, but instead, the vehicle continued driving the wrong way and erratically in the Florida/Greenfield/Campbell Avenue areas, eventually leading officers on a slow-speed pursuit.

Police say their attempts to stop the vehicle in a safe manner were unsuccessful and the vehicle ended up crashing into another vehicle at Campbell and Easley Avenues.

Both the driver of the vehicle leading the officers on the pursuit and the driver of the other vehicle that was crashed into were brought to the hospital with minor injuries, the department says.

Around the time of the incident, police say the area around the Sunshine Market at Campbell and Easley Avenues was shut down for a few hours.

A department spokesperson says information about any charges being filed in connection with this incident will be shared later.

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