FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A suspected car theft turned into a rescue when police had to save a man on I-495 in Fairfax County on Wednesday.
Virginia State Police was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle when it was crashed and perp jumped the jersey wall and fell approximately 25 feet, according to officials.
The crash happened around 7:45 p.m., with the chase beginning near the Van Dorn Street exit and ending at U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria, police said.
The suspect was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital for life-threatening injuries, and a trooper also had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Traffic was impacted for a significant time due to the rescue and police presence.
WUSA9 will update this story with more information as it is released by law enforcement.