NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Four people have been taken to the hospital from a six-car crash on Jefferson Avenue at Lee Street Wednesday morning.
Fire officials tweeted about the accident around 7:10 a.m., originally noting that crews were working to free someone who was trapped.
Chief Steve Pincus with Newport News Fire says two people were trapped in the accident and had to be rescued. Crews were able to free them in 20 minutes.
The accident caused north and southbound lanes to be closed temporarily while crews cleared the scene. All lanes of traffic were reopened shortly after 9 a.m.
Four people and a firefighter were transported from the scene.
Pincus says the firefighter sustained a minor back injury while helping to rescue one of the trapped persons. The firefighter was taken to an evaluation center and is expected to be OK.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area if possible. Stay with WAVY News 10 for the latest updates.