2 vehicles catch fire on I-164 east on West Norfolk Bridge; multiple injuries

Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — First responders responded to a two-vehicle fire at the West Norfolk Bridge in Portsmouth.

There were “multiple injuries.” One driver was still pinned inside a vehicle as of 6:40 p.m., police said.

Portsmouth Police say the call came in reporting a two-vehicle crash at 6:11 p.m. Both vehicles caught fire.

Portsmouth Fire and EMS said they arrived to find two “critical patients” that had been pulled from the vehicles by bystanders. They were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by medics

The fire was .5 miles east of West Norfolk Road in Portsmouth. It was put out by 6:30 p.m.

All westbound and eastbound lanes were closed due to the incident. Westbound lanes reopened, followed by eastbound later around 9:50 p.m.

Portsmouth fire officials said VDOT is handling damage to the bridge.

Portsmouth Police are investigating the crash.


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