State Senator Mamie Locke recovering after being hit by car


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Senator Mamie Locke is recovering in the hospital after she was hit by a car.

She posted a picture on her Facebook page, writing she had surgery Monday on her left leg and will be out at least 12 weeks. 

She says she was crossing a street at Hampton University when she was hit. She doesn’t remember a thing, and that the paramedics told her what happened.

“I am officially the bionic woman,” Locke wrote. “Thanks for all the prayers, birthday and get well wishes. It means a lot. 

Locke represents parts of Newport News, Hampton, York County and Portsmouth.

10 On Your Side has reached out to police to see if there is a suspect in the case and whether they’re facing charges. Check back for updates. 

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