Bicyclist struck by car in York County suffering life-threatening injuries

A bicyclist is suffering life-threatening injuries after he or she was hit by a car on Old Williamsburg Road in York County Saturday night, an official said.

Virginia State Police were called to the crash just before 4:30 p.m., spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in an email.

Crash scene investigators believe the driver of a sedan was driving south on Old Williamsburg Road and moved over to the left to allow enough space for the bicyclist who was traveling in same direction, Anaya said.  But the bicyclist swerved into the path of the sedan and was struck, she said.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and suffered life-threatening injuries, according to Anaya.

The road was closed for several hours Saturday night during the investigation.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office shared on Twitter that there was also a jackknifed tractor-trailer in the area about the same time.

The tractor-trailer crash was a separate incident, Anaya said. 

Further details about that incident have not yet been released. 

Previously: May 9, 2015, 8:36 p.m.

Old Williamsburg Road in York County is closed because of a jackknifed tractor trailer, the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office shared on social media.

The accident is in the 2800 block of the road, which is near the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, an emergency communications dispatcher said. The accident happened just before 4:30 p.m.

Injuries were reported in the crash, the dispatcher said, but details about the injuries are not yet known. 

The road was closed at least three hours while crews cleaned up and police investigated at the scene. 

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