Vehicle crashes into car dealership

Photo by WAVY/Rob Rizzo.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A vehicle crashed into a building at a Norfolk car dealership Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred at Checkered Flag Honda located at 6541 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. around 10 a.m., according to Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department.

Pictures from the scene showed a white four-door car partially inside the front doors of the business. Crime tape surrounded the scene.

Photos: Car crashes into dealership

Hudson said the driver, an elderly male, appeared to have had a medical emergency that caused him to leave the roadway. He was transported to Sentara Lee Hospital, and was still there with critical injuries on Thursday.

The dealership suffered structural damage and several parked vehicles were struck in the crash. No one inside the business was injured. Police added, the building was still safe to be inside, even after the crash.

Car Salesman Dennis Leroy Anderson told he was sitting at his desk close to the front door when the car crashed into the building. He said several people from inside the dealership ran to help the driver.

“When all of a sudden, a big bang, and I kind of jumped up,” said Anderson. “It kind of shocked me and so forth. Then all of a sudden I saw it was a gentleman’s car that had ran into the building.”

Anderson said one of the employees of the service department at Checkered Flag Honda is a part time paramedic, who took the man’s vital signs as they waited for first responders to arrive. 

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