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Trooper injured in chase transported to Shepherd Center with spinal injury

Wes Bunch • Apr 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

ATLANTA -- A Virginia State Police trooper who was seriously injured during a high-speed pursuit in Scott County last week was transferred today to Shepherd Center in Atlanta for further treatment on a spinal chord injury he sustained.

According to the hospital, Trooper James C. Lawson, 41, of Gate City, was admitted to the Shepherd Center's Spinal Cord Injury unit for evaluation, care and observation.

Once doctors have determined a proper treatment plan for Lawson, he will begin a rigorous rehabilitation program under the guidance of a full team of specialists, a Shepherd Center spokeswoman said.