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Driver hospitalized in crash on Route 58 westbound in Suffolk

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Jun 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-09 09:06:28-04

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police are currently investigating a crash that occurred earlier this morning at 58 West at Portsmouth Boulevard.

Emergency Communications received the call at 6:16 a.m. advising of the accident involving a Hyundai Sonata.

Officials say the vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in the woods, causing the male driver to be pinned.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel had to extricate the driver, and provided emergency medical assessment and treatment. The driver was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, police say.

The on-ramp was closed for approximately 15 minutes as personnel worked to extricate the driver.

All lanes reopened at 7:07 a.m.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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