Bystanders lift vehicle off motorcyclist in Chippenham Parkway accident

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries following an accident on Chippenham Parkway Wednesday evening.

The crash occurred at 5:10 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Chippenham Parkway, just before the Forest Hill Avenue exit.

According to Virginia State Police, a 1991 Honda motorcycle was slowing down for traffic when it was rear-ended by a 2008 Nissan Altima, which came to rest on top of the motorcyclist. Police say four bystanders who had stopped then lifted the Nissan off of the motorcyclist, who was transported to Chippenham Hospital.

The driver of the Nissan was charged with following too close.

Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.

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