Deputy seriously injured after Chesterfield County police chase

A Chesterfield County deputy was seriously injured following a car accident that occurred as a result of a police chase Friday night. (Chesterfield County PD)

A deputy is recovering following a car chase that took place Friday night in Chesterfield County, police say.

The car chase took place in the Ruby area of Chesterfield County and a deputy was seriously injured in what was described as a single vehicle wreck that occurred as a result of the pursuit, police say.

The deputy, Lauren Brock, was conscious on the scene and was airlifted to a hospital in Columbia for treatment. She suffered a broken femur and knee and undewent surgery. Brock is expected to make a full recovery.

It is unclear at this time how or why the pursuit began.

We will have more on this and the severity of the deputies injuries as it comes into the newsroom.