STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WUSA) -- Three people were taken to a hospital after a car and a tractor trailer accident on northbound Interstate 95 in Stafford County on late Tuesday night.
According to the Associated Press, at approximately 11:30 p.m. at the 138 mile marker, a driver saw a deer in the road and swerved to avoid it. Virginia State Police didn't mention a deer but did say that a Honda CRV in the left lane lost control, ran off the right side of the road and then overcorrected before hitting a tractor-trailer in the center lane. Virginia State Police say that the tractor trailer jackknifed and blocked all the northbound lanes.
The Honda, driven by 24-year-old Ahmed Mohammed of Falls Church, Va., then struck a guardrail before resting on the right shoulder. Mohammed was cited for reckless driving and taken to Mary Washington Hospital for treatment. Two passengers in Mohammed's car, a 23-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, were taken to nearby hospitals.
The tractor trailer driver was not hurt.
During the collision, the tractor trailer's fuel tank burst. Virginia State Police say 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled out and hazmat crews and VDOT responded to the scene to clean it up.
At approximately 5:25 a.m. the right and center lane of northbound I-95 was reopened at Centreport Parkway. The left lane remained blocked. By 6 a.m., all lanes were open, say Virginia State Police.