Driver seriously injured after car accident in Suffolk

Credit: City of Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — One person was seriously injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident on North Main Street.

Suffolk officials say police and emergency response crews were called to the scene shortly after 9 a.m.

Credit: City of Suffolk

The accident caused North Main street to be closed in both directions for a period of time, before police alternated traffic on the southbound side. The roadway was back open after 30 minutes, officials said.

According to police, the driver of a Mustang was ticketed for failure to yield after he pulled out in front of a Kia minivan that was leaving a 7-Eleven.

The minivan was traveling southbound on North Main Street when it hit the Ford Mustang, pinning the driver inside of his car for several minutes. Officials said Fire and Rescue personnel were able to pry the door open and treat the driver, a male.

He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. A passenger in the Mustang was not injured.

The driver of the minivan refused treatment and transport.