NC State Trooper recovering after chase ends in crash

Image 1 of 2

Credit: WJZY

A NC State Trooper is recovering at home Tuesday after being injured in a crash in northwest Charlotte following a chase, according to authorities with State Highway Patrol. 

The incident occurred at the ramp to I-85 off of Freedom Dr. on Christmas Day. The trooper was transported to the hospital by Medic with a hairline fracture. 

According to Highway Patrol, the trooper saw a white Honda driving erratically and switching lanes on Freedom Dr. at about 90 mph.

He began pursuing the car when they began to approach heavy traffic. In order to avoid hitting any cars, the trooper went off road and instead ran into a pole.

The white Honda got away but he was able to get a partial tag number. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash.