Newport News hit-and-run seriously injures man

(Photo courtesy of the Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Emergency crews responded to a hit-and-run accident in the 1200 block of Tyler Avenue Wednesday morning.

Newport News police say that the emergency call came in just after 9 a.m. Police say a man was riding his bike in the area when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver fled the scene going north on Tyler Avenue following the accident.

The driver was in a white, late 90s van with black lettering on the side displaying an unknown painting company. At this time, there is no description of the driver or tag information for the van.

The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. At last check, police report he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Police went door to door to ask neighbors what they heard and saw. 10 On Your Side spoke with Jack Waddy, who lives across the street from where the man was hit.

“I was wondering what happened, hoping the person is okay and just sitting here watching what they’re doing,” Waddy said. “It’s pathetic because if it’s an accident, it’s an accident. Stop, call 911, if you don’t have a cell phone… stop and beat on a door.”

The crash is still under investigation.

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