CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina state trooper was injured following a crash in west Charlotte Monday evening.

Officials told WCNC's crew on the scene a state trooper was responding to a nonemergency traffic call. As the state trooper was on his way, a white Honda Civic with a South Carolina license passed the state trooper.

The Honda Civic was reportedly going well above the speed limit, officials said. As the state trooper attempted a traffic stop on the Honda Civic, the suspect vehicle drove recklessly, putting other vehicles in traffic at a risk of an accident.

The state trooper tried moving the right lane to avoid hitting other cars in traffic but lost control of the vehicle and hit a pole on the passenger side of the car.

The state trooper reportedly has a broken arm, the station was told.

Officials say the suspect vehicle is in still on the loose.

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