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Man suffering from life-threatening injuries following pedestrian-vehicle crash

Police said the man was not walking in a cross walk and the vehicle stayed on scene.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — UPDATE: Police said Jefferson Avenue is back open.

Newport News police said Jefferson Avenue is closed at Pavilion Place following a pedestrian-vehicle accident.

Officials said they responded to the 11700 block of Jefferson Avenue around 3 p.m. 

When they arrived, they found a 30-year-old man suffering from injuries believed to be life-threatening. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

Police said their preliminary investigation showed the man was not walking in a crosswalk when he was hit. The driver remained on the scene. 

Now, the Newport News Police Department is asking people to avoid the area as they investigate.