Driver charged after accident involving 9 cars in Virginia Beach

Posted at 5:14 PM, Oct 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-30 10:30:16-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A 22-year-old man has been charged following an accident where nine cars were damaged in Virginia Beach on Tuesday.

This occurred in the 5000 block of Cleveland Street.

Police say an officer tried to stop a vehicle for fictitious tags on Virginia Beach Blvd near Aragona Boulevard.

The vehicle was driven by Kasheim Ra'Shawn Bryant of the 5500 block of Campus Drive.

Bryant did not stop and took off speeding, turning onto Cleveland Street.

Police say the officer did not pursue and this was not a police pursuit.

Bryant's vehicle then spin out of control and struck a Toyota 4Runner and a Ford Taurus driving eastbound on Cleveland Street.

Bryant's vehicle continued to spin and struck two parked cards before coming to rest near a third parked car that was pushed into another vehicle.

Bryant then ran away but was eventually captured nearby. A witness told NewsChannel 3 he took action when the suspect started to run. He says he held him until police arrived.

Two other parked vehicles were damaged by flying debris for a total of nine vehicles involved in the crash.

One person was taken to the hospital with what was thought to be serious injuries, but was later released.

Another driver was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries and released.

Bryant has been charged with Felony Eluding Police, Driving with Suspended or Revoked Operator’s License, and Fictitious Plates.  He is currently being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility without bond.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.