Police: Man critically injured during Naval Station Norfolk crash

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A man was critically injured Sunday morning when he crashed his car into the main gate of Naval Station Norfolk.

Norfolk police tried to stop the man on Hampton Boulevard, near Terminal Boulevard, around 4 a.m., but officers lost sight of him when he sped away. The man crashed his Nissan into the main gate of the naval station, located on the 9200 block of Hampton Boulevard, according to a Norfolk Police Department news release.

First responders took the man, who was critically injured, to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. No one else was in the car with him.

Norfolk police did not respond immediately to a call for information on Monday morning.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.