NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A wrong-way driver hit several vehicles and a Virginia State Police trooper’s car Friday night in the HOV reversible lanes in Norfolk.
Virginia State Police sent a news release around 10:15 p.m. Friday saying the HOV lanes were closed as police investigated the crash.
Police said they received a call around 8:42 p.m. about a 20014 Dodge Ram pickup going in the wrong direction in the HOV reversible lanes.
The state police supervisor who saw the vehicle stated that it was traveling between 15-20 mph, when the reversible lanes were open to eastbound traffic.
The supervisor utilized the cut-through at Norview (the opening in between the Jersey walls) from the outside set of lanes to gain access inside the reversible lanes, where he met the wrong-way driver head-on forcing the driver to a stop.
Once stopped, the driver was found to be unresponsive due to some form of medical condition.
Police say the driver, a 67-year-old man from Virginia Beach, was transported to a local hospital.
Two other vehicles were hit by but the occupants did not suffer any injuries. The VSP supervisor did not suffer any injury.
Officials have not provided additional information.
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