Motorcyclist gets pinned under vehicle in Norfolk accident

WAVY/Brandi Cummings

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A motorcyclist is hospitalized in serious condition after an accident Tuesday in Norfolk.

WAVY/Brandi Cummings

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., officers and medics were called to Colley Avenue and West 21st Street for an accident possibly involving a pedestrian. When officers got to the scene, they found a man pinned under a red Toyota Corolla. With help from several witnesses, first responders were able to lift the car and free the 56-year-old man.

WAVY’s Brandi Cummings captured a photo of people on scene trying to help.

The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries. Police say he is expected to survive.

According to police, the motorcyclist was stopped at a red light with the Toyota Corolla stopped behind him. A Toyota Prius, driven by a 37-year-old man, stopped behind the Corolla. When the light turned green, the driver of the Prius accelerated and hit the Corolla.

Police say the Corolla then rolled forward and hit the motorcycle. The motorcyclist fell off his bike, landing on the street, and the Corolla rolled over him.

The drivers of both vehicles stayed at the scene.

The driver of the Prius was charged with following too closely.

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