Driver charged in accident that injured Suffolk deputy

Posted at 7:04 PM, Mar 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-13 12:38:24-04

Suffolk, Va. - A Suffolk woman has been charged in Thursday's accident that left a Sheriff's deputy who came to her aid injured.

28-year-old Shaneka Lynette has been charged with Reckless Driving and Failure to Maintain Control following an investigation.

The deputy had to be airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General for injuries he received while he was trying to help a Lynette and her 4-month-old daughter at the scene of the wreck at Carolina Road at the Southwest Suffolk Bypass on-ramp.

The deputy was hurt when the vehicle rolled, hitting him as he tried to help.

Lynette was treated and released from Sentara Obici Hospital Thursday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s deputy remains hospitalized at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in good condition.

Major Everett C. Harris of the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office noted that the Deputy and his family would like to thank the public for their get well wishes and support, but that he did not want to be named or singled out.

“Any member of the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office would have reacted in the same manner to try to help a citizen in need.  Our Deputies are extensively trained to provide assistance to the public in a variety of ways, and in this instance, our Deputy instinctively saw someone in distress and responded.”