Wrong-way crash closes HOV reversible lanes in Norfolk Friday night

Virginia News

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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