Man airlifted after accident involving a flatbed truck and pick-up in Suffolk

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries following an accident involving a flatbed truck that was hauling bricks and a pick-up truck with a trailer on Thursday. 

Suffolk officials say the accident happened around 1 p.m. at the Wilroy Road exit of Route 58 eastbound, near the Nansemond River Bridge. 

The trailer became detached from the pick-up and three tow trucks were needed to help clear the scene, officials say. 

The eastbound lanes were closed immediately following the accident, but, as of 3:30 p.m., there is one lane open. Officials say traffic in the area could be affected for at least another hour to continue clearing the scene. 

Stay on WAVY.com for updates in this developing story. 

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