In Shelby, North Carolina, a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper is reported in stable condition after being involved in a car accident. News sources say that the trooper suffered injuries while pursuing a suspect last week Thursday.
According to police investigators, trooper L.T. McCraw was in the process of chasing a driver that was driving recklessly when he crashed on Charles Road. The accident occurred at approximately 7:00 PM. Police say that the accident ensued after a car that was not involved in the chase turned left in front of McCraw's vehicle, causing both vehicles to run off of the road.
In order to save the trooper, rescue crews had to use the Jaws of Life. They say it took 45 minutes for crews to remove trooper McCraw from his car. He was then airlifted and rushed to Carolinas Medical center. Later, police reported that McCraw suffered a broken leg, cuts and several bruises. The other driver was not injured.