Neighborhood on edge after car flips off interstate, area swarmed by police

Print
Email
|

by Arrianee LeBeau, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Updated Monday, May 26 at 5:47 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH -- People in one Virginia Beach neighborhood are still wondering what caused a car to flip off an Interstate 264 on-ramp and land behind a church.

State Police responded to the single-car crash Sunday night after a car plowed through a cement wall, flipped over and landed behind Grace Fellowship Worship Center.

Car goes off interstate ramp in Virginia Beach, lands next to church

John Lynch said he was watching TV in his garage when he heard a loud boom. After he learned what happened, he said he was surprised the car didn’t go through the building.

“I was trying to figure out how it ended up going through wall where it was at,” said Lynch.

Neighbors tell 13News Now it’s not unusual to hear crashes in the neighborhood especially with the interstate being so close.

Kathy Gott lives nearby and watched as police swarmed the area.

“Oh my gosh, you'd think Charles Manson had escaped. My daughter said there are no Virginia Beach policemen in any other area but here,” said Gott.

State police wouldn’t say how many people were in the car that flipped but said the injuries reported were not serious. 

Neighbors believe with all the police in the area, more was happening that an accident.

“It was cluttered with police and fire department people. Everybody in the neighborhood was out but we really didn’t know what was going on. Down the other side [of the street] they had a couple people in handcuffs down there,” said Lynch.

Police would not comment on whether or not a chase ensued or if anyone was taken into custody. 

Print
Email
|