Victim rescued from burning vehicle in Chesapeake

Photo Courtesy Angela McPherson

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Police and fire crews rescued a person trapped inside a burning car in Chesapeake Saturday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched at 7:39 a.m. and arrived five minutes later to the 300 block of South George Washington Highway.

When fire crews arrived on scene, they found a vehicle flipped over and on fire with a man trapped inside, according to a spokesperson for the Chesapeake Fire Department.

Firefighters put out the fire and the patient was flown via Nightingale to Norfolk General Hospital with serious life threatening injuries.

Investigators say the car ran off the road and hit a tree causing the vehicle to catch on fire upon impact.

No firefighters were injured.

The accident is still being investigated. Chesapeake Police tell WAVY that the 300 block of Route 17 is currently closed and will be opened with in the hour. Citizens are asked to please avoid this area until the roadway is reopened.


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