NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A trooper with Virginia State Police is recovering after a crash at the intersection of Route 29 and Front Street in Lovingston.

Authorities say Trooper B.W. Stanley was going after someone who just ran a red light when he was hit by a white Chrysler a little before 11 a.m. Friday, August 9. The trooper’s lights and siren were on at the time.

Stanley was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Chrysler, 80-year-old Robert O. Banks, was not hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.


08/09/2019 Release from Virginia State Police:

At approximately 10:47 a.m. (August 9), Virginia State Police Trooper B.W. Stanley was traveling south on Route 29 and approaching the intersection at Front Street in Lovingston. The stoplight at the intersection turned red, but the vehicle traveling in front of the trooper ran the red light. The trooper activated his lights and sirens and was proceeding through the intersection to stop the violator when a 2015 Chrysler 500 came through the intersection.

The Chrysler was traveling west on Front Street and struck the trooper's car in the side.

Trooper Stanley was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The trooper was wearing a seat belt. He was driving a marked Ford Taurus.

The driver of the Chrysler, Robert O. Banks, 80, of Shipman, Va., was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.