Police investigate serious Tuesday accident

Published 11:19 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Suffolk police are investigating a serious vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday night in which the driver fled the scene.

About 10:30 p.m., a vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 2200 block of East Washington Street when it ran off the roadway to the right and struck a guardrail and a brick wall before overturning.

One passenger was ejected and pinned under the vehicle, and was later flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The driver fled on foot.

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The passenger’s injuries are considered serious, city spokeswoman Debbie George said. Police are pursuing leads on the identity of the driver.