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Driver injured after rollover accident on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, Virginia

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:26pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Police: Car hits pole, overturns after driver runs red light

Police say the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo was waiting at the light in the southbound left turn lane of Jefferson Avenue, waiting to turn onto Brick Kiln Boulevard. The traffic signals for the southbound lanes turned green, but the left turn signals remained red. The driver of the Chevrolet continued onto Brick Klin and made a left turn while the light was still red, said police.

Car flips on its side onto sidewalk on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News

Officers and firefighters were called to the crash at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Brick Kiln Boulevard just before 10:30 p.m., police spokesman Lou Thurston said in an email. 

A driver of a Chevrolet Aveo was waiting at a light in the left turn lane of Jefferson Avenue. The Chevrolet driver made a left while the left turn signal was still red, and struck a Toyota Camry that was heading north on Jefferson Avenue. The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to stike a pole, then rollover. The driver of the Toyota was hospitalized with injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening. No more information has been released.

Type: Car Accident

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