Police find car abandoned after Newport News crash

Investigators search for driver

Scene of car vs. motorcycle crash in Newport News on July 26, 2014. (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)
Scene of car vs. motorcycle crash in Newport News on July 26, 2014. (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A motorcyclist remains in serious condition after a crash in Newport News over the weekend.

Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said officers got a call about a crash involving a motorcycle and a car around 9 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived at the scene, located at J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Traverse Road, they found the rider of a motorcycle with serious injuries.

Medics took the motorcyclist to the hospital.

Thurston said the car involved in the crash had left the scene before officers arrived. Witnesses described the suspect car and driver. After searching the area, officers found the car, a red 1997 Honda Civic, abandoned near the intersection of Harpersville and Groom roads.

Witnesses told police the driver of the car was headed west on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, and was trying to turn left onto Traverse Road against a red traffic signal. The motorcycle was traveling east on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, and collided with the car. According to witnesses, the driver of the car sat there briefly before leaving the scene.

As of Friday, the motorcyclist remained in serious condition.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash, and are working to identify the driver of the car. If you have any information that could help investigators, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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