UPDATE 12/14, 4:21 PM: Police have confirmed two vehicles were involved in this crash.

Detective Dorienne Boykin says a man, in a Mercury, was driving south on Battlefield Boulevard. As he approached a line of stopped vehicles, he attempted to merge into the open left lane to pass them.

Boykin says that is when he side swiped another vehicle, a Volkswagen, attempting to do the same thing.

Police say that the driver of the Mercury then veered to the left, leaving the road. He then hit a Verizon pole and finally a tree. Nightingale airlifted him to Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.

Detectives are still looking into who attempted to merge first and who is at fault for this accident.

Battlefield Boulevard South between Centerville Road and Hickory Road remains closed.


CHESAPEAKE-- Crews close part of the road to clear up an accident scene Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to a call at around 1:26 p.m. of a wreck in the 2400 block of Battlefield Blvd South.

Officials report that an adult male driver hit a tree. He was then airlifted by Nightingale to Norfolk General Hospital.

Detective Dorienne Boykin says he was the only person in that vehicle.

Battlefield Boulevard South between Centerville Road and Hickory Road is closed down for reconstruction following the accident.

Police are still looking into the direction of travel, cause of the crash, and extent of the injuries.

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