Mass casualty declared after southbound I-295 crash involving several cars

Around 10 people were involved in the southbound I-295 crash Thursday morning.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A mass casualty has been declared after a crash involving seven cars on southbound I-295 Thursday morning, DC Fire and EMS said. 

The crash happened on southbound I-295 right before Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. Two lanes are currently blocked. 

Officials have declared this as a mass casualty. According to officials there may be serious injuries. Ten people were involved in the crash. Patients were transported from the scene. One patient potentially has life-threatening injuries and another has serious, officials said. 

At least one car ended on top of another in the crash. 

The scene has now been cleared. 


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