A Virginia State Trooper was injured on November 9 after his patrol vehicle was struck by a car during an early morning traffic stop received helicopter transport to VCU Medical Center. The driver was charged with reckless driving.
Shortly after midnight on the day of the crash, Trooper Steven P. Scalfini and a 2005 Chrysler Sebring that he had pulled over were struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Impala.
According to State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar, Scalfini’s injuries were not life-threatening. Two others were injured in the crash and received ambulance transport to the hospital. Their injuries were also non-life-threatening.
The driver of the Impala, 47-year-old Henrico County resident Mario Davis, was charged with reckless driving for failure to move over under a state law requiring drivers on the lane closest to an emergency response to either slow down or change lanes, if it is safe to do so, according to Molnar.