Man crossing Jefferson Avenue in Newport News hit by two trucks

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A pedestrian hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and 45th Street Friday.

Dispatchers got a call about the accident at 7:30 p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of 44th Street and Jefferson Avenue, in front of the Roadside Cafe, and found a man in his mid-40s lying in the roadway. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man was trying to cross Jefferson Avenue between 44th and 45th streets when a truck traveling northbound hit him. He was just about to reach the sidewalk. The truck stopped at 45th Street after hitting the man.

Another truck also hit the vehicle, but that driver did not stop. Police said the second truck was gold. A third vehicle approached the man, saw him and parked in front of him to block traffic.

Police are still investigating the accident.

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