Whaleyville Boulevard closed due to downed power lines at accident scene
Published 11:29 am Tuesday, May 9, 2023
One person is hospitalized in serious condition after a single vehicle accident Tuesday morning in the 6400 block of Route 13/Whaleyville Boulevard.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Suffolk Police responded and arrived on the scene at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, for reports of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment after the city’s emergency communications was contacted at 6:41 a.m.
Medic 8 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle on its side with one confirmed entrapped patient with down power lines around it, according to a department news release.
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On scene crews extricated the patient moments before the vehicle’s engine compartment caught fire. The patient was transported by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in serious condition.
Route 13/Whaleyville Boulevard remains closed in both directions at this time. Virginia Power arrived at 7:33 a.m. and is working to secure and repair the downed power lines so the road can be reopened. It is unknown how long Route 13/Whaleyville Blvd will remain closed, according to the release.