2 injured in crash on Mercury Blvd in Newport News

Two people were critically injured in a crash on Mercury Boulevard Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Image Credit: Newport News Police Department

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were seriously hurt in a crash on Mercury Boulevard Wednesday morning.

Two people were critically injured in a crash on Mercury Boulevard Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Image Credit: Newport News Police Department

Newport News police say officers responded to the scene of the single vehicle crash just before 10:30 a.m. A white Nissan Altima crashed into a light pole.

Police said the accident required extrication. A 22-year-old female passenger was airlifted by nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

A 29-year-old man who was driving the car was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Police say they are both in stable condition.

The Newport News crash team unit is investigating this accident.

Mercury Boulevard was initially shut down on both sides around Newmarket Drive North. Both lanes on Mercury were later reopened.

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