Motorcyclist seriously injured in Norfolk motor vehicle accident

Posted at 2:02 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 16:14:31-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A motorcyclist has been taken to the hospital after being pinned under another vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of Colley Avenue and W. 21st Street.

Upon arriving at the scene, emergency crews found a 56-year-old man pinned under a red Toyota Corolla. With the assistance of several witnesses, first responders were able to lift the car and free the man.

The motorcyclist was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries, but he is expected to survive.

After a preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the 56-year-old motorcyclist had stopped at a red light with the Toyota Corolla stopped behind him. A Toyota Prius, driven by a 37-year-old man, stopped behind the Corolla. When the light turned green, the driver of the Prius accelerated, striking the Corolla and making the Corolla roll forward and strike the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist fell off the motorcycle, landing on the street, and the Corolla then rolled over the man, pinning him under the car.

The drivers of both vehicles stayed on the scene. The driver of the Prius was charged with following too closely.

No other injuries were reported.

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