3 hospitalized after crash on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach

Posted at 9:35 PM, Sep 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-27 13:32:31-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Three people were hospitalized after a 3-vehicle crash in the 2400 block of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. One had to be airlifted, officials say.

The accident was reported at 8:22 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013.

Police, fire, and rescue responded to the scene. Shore Drive was shut down in both directions, but has since been reopened.

Police say a 1929 Ford Model A was traveling eastbound on Shore Drive just past the First Landing State Park entrance, when the vehicle lost control and struck several trees in the median.

Debris from the impact struck a 2008 Dodge Charger that was traveling westbound on Shore Drive, causing that Charger to suddenly stop. When the Charger suddenly stopped, it was rear-ended by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. The impact caused the Charger to counter spin and the Silverado to cross the median, striking a tree.

One person was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life threatening injuries. Two others were ground transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, with non life threatening injuries.

It appears speed may be a factor in this crash, police say.

The crash remains under investigation.

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