Motorcyclist in serious condition after crash in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A motorcyclist is in serious condition following a crash in the 3800 block of S. Plaza Trail.

It happened Saturday around 1:40 p.m.

According to police, the motorcyclist was riding from Palace Green Blvd. and made a right turn onto the oncoming lane of S. Plaza Trail.

The driver of a Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on S. Plaza Trail, saw the motorcyclist, and moved to the right hand lane to avoid a crash. The motorcyclist sideswiped the Nissan, causing it to crash.

The motorcyclist was sent to the hospital.

Police say speed and alcohol are factors in the crash and the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.

Charges for the motorcyclist are pending.

Due to the seriousness of the crash, members of the department's Fatal Crash Team are responding to investigate.

The 3800 block of S. Plaza Trail, near Palace Green Boulevard is shut down. Traffic is being routed through the neighborhood.