Vehicle flips on Route 58 in Suffolk; driver hospitalized

Posted at 10:07 AM, May 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 00:12:04-04

UPDATE: The driver has been identified as Nicholas Scott Scheil, 22, of Windsor.  

Police say he is still in the hospital suffering from non-life threatening injuries. 

He has been charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Other charges are pending. 

Suffolk, Va. – One person is in the hospital after his vehicle flipped in Suffolk on Tuesday morning, police tell NewsChannel 3.

The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire & Rescue are currently on the scene of the single vehicle accident.

It happened Tuesday morning on eastbound Route 58 at the Route 10/Godwin Boulevard on-ramp.

The call came in at 8:37 a.m. The caller reported an accident involving a Mitsubishi Eclipse.

The preliminary investigation reveals that the vehicle was traveling eastbound and the driver attempted to make a right turn onto the Route 10/Godwin Boulevard ramp and continued onto the grassy median where the vehicle struck a street and road sign and flipped several times.

The male driver, who was the lone occupant, was ejected from the vehicle, according to police. He was ground transported to Sentara Obici Hospital, where he was then airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of what are believed to be life threatening injuries.

The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The ramp on eastbound Route 58 at Route 10/Godwin Boulevard reopened to through traffic at 11:40 a.m.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.