3 injured when antique car hits tree, causes chain-reaction crash


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Posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:38 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 27 at 11:19 AM

Shore Drive accident

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9/27 9:00 a.m. UPDATE: Police say speed may be a factor in this crash. An antique 1929 Model Ford-A going east on Shore Drive, just past First Landing State Park entrance, lost control and struck several trees in the median. Debris hit a 2008 Dodge Charger going west. When the Charger suddenly stopped, it was rear-ended by a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. That impact caused the Charger to counter spin and the Silverado to cross the median striking a tree.
One driver flown to the hospital with series injuries; the two other drivers taken to the hospital for treatment and should recover. 

VIRGINIA BEACH-- Police, fire and  rescue were on the scene of a crash in the 2400 block of Shore Drive near First Landing State Park Thursday night.

According to police spokesperson, Tonya Borman, the accident happened around 8:22 p.m, and involved three vehicles.   

AirMed took one victim to Sentara Norfolk General.  A total of two patients were transported to local hospitals.   

Eastbound and westbound lanes of Shore drive were shut down. 

Westbound traffic was being re-routed at 89th Street and Eastbound traffic was being re-routed at the mid-gate park entrance.

The accident is under investigation.