Crash sends 3 to hospitals

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2012

Firefighters use a hydraulic extraction tool to get into an SUV that was involved in a crash on South Quay Road Thursday morning. The driver and passenger of the SUV were airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Three people were sent to area hospitals following an accident on South Quay Road Thursday morning.

The two-vehicle crash occurred in the 8700 block and was reported about 10:30 a.m., according to city spokeswoman Debbie George.

Preliminary investigation showed that a pickup truck pulled out into the roadway, striking an SUV, George said. The collision caused the SUV to roll several times, coming to rest in the Pure Station parking lot.

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The driver and passenger of the SUV were cut out by Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews using hydraulic equipment, a process that took about 30 minutes. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by Nightingale Air Ambulance.

The driver of the second vehicle was ground transported to Southampton Memorial Hospital.

None of the injuries was considered life-threatening at the time, George said.

The crash remains under investigation. The eastbound side of the road was closed for about two hours Thursday.