Police release new information on Newport News hit-and- run crash


by 13News Now


Posted on September 2, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 3 at 4:51 AM

UPDATE 9/2: Police said Tuesday they believe the vehicle involved was a Nissan Quest of Honda Passport with front bumper damage.  They said the bike got caught under the vehicle and was dragged 1,000 feet before it stopped. 

Police canvassed businesses in the area for surveillance footage and they are reviewing some of that video as part of their investigation.

The teen is listed in serious condition, police spokeswoman Holly McPherson told WVEC.com.



NEWPORT NEWS -- Police are searching for a driver after a hit-and-run crash left a teenager seriously injured.

Officers responded to the the area of Jefferson Avenue and Bellwood Road just after 10 p.m. Friday night in regards to calls about a child hit by a mini-van.

They located a 14-year-old boy suffering from a potentially life-treatening head injury.  An initial investigation determined that two teens were riding bicycles, traveling south on Jefferson Avenue, when a maroon mini- van hit one of the teens.

The van apparently dragged the bicycle for a short distance before the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle. The driver then freed the bicycle from the van and then drove away from the scene.

Police advised that the area where the crash occurred is poorly lit.

A description of the suspect has not been released.

The teen that was injured is considered to be stable.

Crash investigators are asking that anyone with information that could assist in locating the suspect or the suspect's vehicle to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.