Richmond, Va. – A video shot about nine months ago has brought some unwanted attention to the Virginia State Police thanks to a tweet from skateboarder Tony Hawk.
The edited video shows a Virginia State Police car slamming into a young skateboarder near VCU’s campus.
Tim Crawford walked away with just a scratch. He told WWBT, “All I remember is being back up on my feet,” said Tim who recalls eating a bagel at the time. “It was pretty quick. I still had the bagel. I didn’t drop it ever.”
Both state police and Tim agree the video doesn’t show everything. It is edited.
Tim says Virginia State Police offered to help.
“They paid for the medical bill,” said Tim. “That’s all we can really ask for I imagine. Maybe they could have been a little more apologetic.”
The following is the full statement from Virginia State Police:
“State police is aware of this edited video as this incident occurred approximately nine months ago in the City of Richmond near the VCU campus. This is not the full length video. Virginia State Police has seen the full video and investigated the crash following Department policy and procedures. The trooper did stop at the scene and followed proper Departmental procedures. The individual was assessed at the scene by emergency personnel for a minor injury but was not transported from the scene to the hospital.
This is a personnel matter and state police does not have further comment on this incident.” -Sergeant Thomas J. Molnar