CAROLINE DEPUTY SHERIFF STRUCK WHILE DIRECTING TRAFFIC
CAROLINE CO., Va. – A Caroline County Deputy Sheriff was struck and injured Monday (April 20) at 7:10 a.m., while directing traffic in Caroline County. The Deputy was directing traffic at the intersection of Route 207 and Devils Three Jump Road in a designated school zone for Caroline High School.
At the request of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police Trooper D. Melson is investigating the crash.
A 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra was traveling east on Route 207 when it struck the Deputy who was standing in the intersection directing traffic.
The Deputy was wearing a reflective vest equipped with LED lights and using a traffic baton.
The male Deputy was transported via Med-Flight to MCV hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, Herbert Hines, 86, of Ruther Glen, Va., was not injured in the crash.
He was charged with reckless driving.
The crash remains under investigation.
From Caroline County Sheriff Lippa:
One of our deputies, Sergeant Chris Hall, was involved in an early morning accident. Sergeant Hall was directing traffic at Caroline High School this morning when he was struck by a motorist. Sergeant Hall was treated at the scene and transported with non-life threatening injuries to VCU Medical Center. All initial scans and tests so far have been reported as “positive”.
The Virginia State Police, led by Trooper D. A. Melson, is conducting the investigation into the accident. We have been informed that the driver has been cited for reckless driving.
Sheriff Lippa is asking everyone “to please keep Chris Hall and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from this incident”.