Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after accident in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A 19-year-old man driving a motorcycle was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash at a major intersection Sunday night. 

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. at Jefferson Avenue and Denbigh Boulevard, Newport News Police say. 

Multiple witnesses told police the motorcyclist was driving southbound on Jefferson and did not stop for a red light at the intersection.

Police say the motorcyclist struck a Dodge Charger that was turning onto Denbigh from the northbound lanes of Jefferson. The driver of the Charger was not injured. 

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police say he is currently in critical condition. 

The Newport News Police Department Crash Team Unit is still investigating the crash.

Stay on WAVY.com for updates. 

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