PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A large flatbed truck overturned in the eastbound lanes of VA-164/the Western Freeway on the West Norfolk Bridge Thursday night.
News 3 anchor Barbara Ciara and one of our photojournalists were driving in the area when they saw the crash.
We've learned that a man walked out of the burning truck and took a seat on the side of the road. Seeing he had blood running down his face, bystanders asked if he was OK and gave him water. A woman with an emergency kit gave him an emergency blanket until first responders arrived a few minutes later.
Portsmouth Police say the man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The PPD is investigating a single-vehicle accident on the West Norfolk Bridge, East bound. An adult male sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. All lanes are currently blocked. More to follow as information becomes available. pic.twitter.com/CnARSQkxvt— PortsmouthPD (@PortsmouthPD) May 6, 2022
As of 9:30 p.m., one eastbound lane has reopened to traffic.