NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Three people had to be extricated after their vehicle hit a pole at high speed on Friday night in Newport News, according to police.
Police say the crash happened in the 5000 block of northbound Jefferson Ave. around 9:15 p.m.
The driver and the person in the front seat, a 28-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, had serious injuries. Police emphasized that a 22-year-old man in the backseat has life-threatening injuries.
Police say that shortly after the first vehicle crashed, a second vehicle with just one occupant hit the first vehicle. The male driver of the second vehicle wasn’t injured. Police say it’s unclear just how the second crash happened.
Police believe alcohol is a factor in the crash and charges are pending against the driver.
The NNPD Crash Team is investigating both crashes. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.