PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia State Police are looking for the driver who intentionally hit a state trooper early Saturday morning.
At 6:44 a.m., Senior Tropper J.A. Jones, 48, stopped to check on a pedestrian walking along Route 100 near the New River Valley Airport. When Trooper Jones offered to help the pedestrian, the man became combative, ran towards a car and fled the scene.
Seconds later, Trooper Jones saw another car leaving and gestured the vehicle to stop. The driver of the car allegedly struck the trooper at a high speed, knocking him to the ground. The car fled the scene.
Spokesperson Corinne Geller said Jones was flown Roanoke Memorial Hospital for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
State Police is currently investigating this incident.
If you have any information, you are asked to call the Virginia State Police at 276-228-3131 or toll-free in Virginia at 1-800-542-8716.