Man airlifted after crash

Published 10:32 pm Monday, October 27, 2014

A man was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital following a crash in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard Monday afternoon.

The wreck happened at 2:03 p.m. and involved the head-on collision of a Ford Ranger pick-up truck and a dump truck, according to a city news release.

The driver of the Ranger had to be extricated from the truck and airlifted for treatment of injuries that were considered life-threatening, according to the release. The driver of the dump truck was transported to Sentara Obici Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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The preliminary investigation reveals that the pick-up was traveling westbound when it crossed into the eastbound lanes.

The roadway was closed while the accident scene was cleared.