NC State Trooper Injured After Attempt to Stop SC Driver Ends in Crash

Photo by Brandon Goldner/NBC Charlotte.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina state trooper was injured following a crash in west Charlotte Monday evening.

Officials told NBC Charlotte's crew on the scene a state trooper was responding to a nonemergency traffic call. As the state trooper was on his way, a white Honda Civic with a South Carolina license passed the state trooper. 

The Honda Civic was reportedly going well above the speed limit, officials said. As the state trooper attempted a traffic stop on the Honda Civic, the suspect vehicle drove recklessly, putting other vehicles in traffic at a risk of an accident.

The state trooper tried moving the right lane to avoid hitting other cars in traffic but lost control of the vehicle and hit a pole on the passenger side of the car. 

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The state trooper reportedly broke his arm, officials told NBC Charlotte's crew on the scene. 

Officials say the suspect vehicle is in still on the loose.