Motorcyclist in serious condition after crash in Va. Beach

Cal Clark/WAVY TV 10

VIRIGNIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Beach Police Department’s Fatal Crash Team are responding to investigate an accident involving a motorcycle, Saturday afternoon.

Police say they received a call at 1:39 p.m. for a report of a motorcycle that crashed into a Nissan Altima in the 3800 block of South Plaza Trail.

The investigation revealed that the motorcycle was traveling from Place Green Blvd and made a right turn into the oncoming lane of South Plaza Trail. The driver of the Nissan was traveling eastbound on South Plaza Trail, and when they saw the motorcycle, they moved to the right hand lane to avoid a collision​. The motorcyclist sideswiped the Nissan causing it to crash.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was transported to a local hospital where he is in serious condition.

Speed and alcohol are factors in this crash and charges for the motorcyclist are pending.

Police say at this time the 3800 block of S. Plaza Trail, near Palace Green Boulevard is shut down. Traffic is being diverted through the neighborhood.

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