Vehicle flips over jersey wall on Berkley Bridge, falls to rocks below

Posted at 10:46 AM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 20:25:56-05

NORFOLK, Va. - A 20-year-old man was seriously injured Thursday morning when his vehicle went over the side of the Berkley Bridge and landed on the rocks near the water's edge.

The accident was reported at approximately 10:13 a.m.

Virginia State Police say the green truck crashed into the jersey wall and flipped over the wall, falling approximately 75 feet before landing on the rocks below.

The driver, 20-year-old Benjamin Tyler Siemiatkaska of Virginia Beach, was rescued from the vehicle and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital via ambulance. Police say his injuries were serious but non-life threatening.

Road crews responded to the Berkley Bridge to make repairs. The jersey wall on the bridge was damaged when the vehicle flipped over it.

The driver, Siemiatkaska, was issued a summons for reckless driving for driving too fast for the road conditions.