Teen injured in dirt bike accident

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded Thursday morning to an accident involving a passenger vehicle and a 19-year-old man on a dirt bike.

Emergency Communications was contacted at 11:04 a.m. about the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Van Buren Avenue and Culloden Street in downtown Suffolk, according to a city press release.

A preliminary investigation determined that the man was on a small dirt bike traveling north on Van Buren Avenue when the accident occurred, involving a Honda Accord at the intersection of Culloden Street.

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The driver of the car remained on scene. The man on the dirt bike was treated by Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel and airlifted by Nightingale to a local hospital for further treatment of serious injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.