Norfolk crash seriously injures 4-year-old girl

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A 4-year-old girl was transported to the children’s hospital in Norfolk with life-threatening injuries after a crash Wednesday morning.

Officer Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department said the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of Azalea Garden Road and involved three vehicles.

A preliminary investigation revealed a white Honda Civic was traveling southbound behind a white Chevrolet Suburban when the Civic crossed over into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a green Ford Expedition that was traveling northbound. Hudson said the Civic then came in contact with the Suburban.

A 4-year-old girl was taken to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, while a 2-year-old child and a woman were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All three were in the Civic. Wednesday afternoon, Officer Hudson told WAVY.com the 4-year-old was in stable condition.

Hudson said the male driver of the Expedition was also transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one in the Suburban had to go to the hospital, Hudson said.

A woman who didn’t reveal her identify works near the crash scene and told WAVY.com and sees this kind of thing frequently: “It’s one lane in each direction, so people get impatient. I see it happen all the time — people pull around the HRT buses and other cars stop to try to make turns, and they end up swerving into oncoming traffic.”

Further information was not immediately available and the investigation is ongoing. Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.

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