Flatbed truck overturns on West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth

PT West Norfolk Bridge overturned (May 5)
PT West Norfolk Bridge overturned (May 5)
Posted at 7:34 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 23:27:33-04

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.

As of 9:30 p.m., one eastbound lane has reopened to traffic.

Stay with News 3 for updates.