Car hits construction truck on I-264, pins worker

Car hits construction truck on I-264, pins worker

Credit: Wil Sloan, 13News

The area where the crash occurred

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 14 at 12:20 PM

NORFOLK -- An accident in a work zone on I-264 East near the Broad Creek Bridge caused the interstate to be shut down Friday morning, injuring four people, one of whom had to have his leg amputated.

According to Virginia State Police, around 3 a.m., a state trooper saw a Dodge Charger, driven by 32-year-old Jahmeel Dushawn Riley make a sudden lane change into the coned-off work zone. They say he rear-ended a construction truck, pinning a construction worker underneath the truck.

The VDOT contractor, Luis Avaizaga-Torres, was standing on a platform behind the truck, as it backed up to pick up the orange cones. His leg had to be amputated at the scene, police said.

He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and was listed in critical condition mid-morning Friday.

Police say two other were injured and Riley were treated for minor injuries.

Riley was charged with Reckless Driving and Driving While Suspended.  Police say alcohol was a factor in the accident, and other charges are pending upon results of blood work.

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