Tractor-trailer accident on NB I-95 in Stafford
All northbound lanes of I-95 in Stafford County have reopened following a tractor trailer accident, involving at least two other vehicles, that caused a fuel spill and left two people hospitalized.
Virginia State Police say at least two vehicles were involved in the crash near mile marker 138, which occurred around 11:32 p.m. Tuesday. Two people have been transported to nearby hospitals, police say.
A 2006 Honda CRV was northbound in the left lane when it lost control and ran off the right side of I-95. After overcorrecting, the Honda hit the northbound tractor-trailer in the center lane of I-95. The impact caused the tractor-trailer to jackknife and block all three northbound lanes, Virginia State Police said.
The Honda continued and struck a guardrail before finally coming to rest on the right shoulder, police said.
The crash caused the tractor-trailer’s fuel tank to rupture with approximately 150 gallons of fuel spilling out. Stafford County hazmat crews and VDOT responded to the scene to clean up the spill.
The driver of the Honda was identified as Ahmed Mohammed, 24, of Falls Church, Va. Mohammed was cited for reckless driving. He was transported to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment. A 23-year-old female and 20-year-old male passengers were transported for treatment.
The tractor-trailer driver was not injured in the crash.
As of 6:44 a.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police reports all northbound lanes are back open.
ABC7's Brianne Carter reports that there are several miles of traffic backups in the area. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes.
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