Virginia state trooper injured in chain reaction accident
STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Two drivers who police say were driving aggressively at each other collided and careened off I-95 on Saturday, striking a state trooper who was doing a traffic stop and injuring him.
The trooper, K.J. Zalasar, was on the shoulder of I-95 when the two vehicles, a Nissan SUV and a Ford, collided. This crash sent the Nissan crashing into the trooper’s vehicle, as well as the Audi he had stopped.
Zalasar was in his patrol car when the accident happened. Both Zalasar, the driver of the Nissan, and the driver of the Audi all sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Mary Washington Hospital.
The driver of the Nissan, Alexandra Seaman, 24, and the driver of the Ford, William Reynolds, 21, were each charged with reckless driving.
The incident is still under investigation.