Husband, wife charged after crash in Norfolk neighborhood

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — There was a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday night in a Norfolk neighborhood known to have issues with speedy drivers, although police have not confirmed yet if speed was a factor in the crash.

Emergency crews were called to the crash at Willow Wood Drive and Lakewood Drive at 7:09 p.m. Injuries were reported, but no one was taken to the hospital.

Norfolk police spokesman Daniel Hudson says the incident apparently began as a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. He was attempting to get away from her as she chased him through the neighborhood.

Hudson says they both lost control of their cars, causing the husband to flip his car over. The wife hit a tree in the accident.

No injuries were reported, but Hudson says they are both facing reckless driving charges.

Speeding problems plague Norfolk neighborhood

Norfolk police say 13 accidents and three hit-and-runs have happened on Willow Wood in just over five years. In that same amount of time, 93 speeding tickets were issued. Between March 6 and March 8, the police department issued 34 speeding tickets.

One neighbor told 10 On Your Side her family doesn’t feel safe in their own home because of the problem.

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