Serious accident on Jefferson Davis Highway

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - An early morning accident in Chesterfield that shut down parts of Jefferson Davis Highway is under investigation.

It happened around 5 a.m. this morning near the junction with Route 288.

"I was looking out the window, and when I heard it, it sounded like thunder going off," said Lonnie Hill, who comes in early everyday to open up castaways sporting goods across the street from the car lot.

He thought he heard a storm this morning, but when he looked out the window, he quickly realized that wasn't the case.

"It just looked like something just went over the roof line, and then I heard another just crack, thump, crack, small thunder crack or whatever, and then I seen the car sitting there and I went back in and got the phone and called the police," he said.

The Chesterfield crash team worked to figure out exactly what happened.  The damage-filled scene looked like something out of an action movie.

"Once it went off the road, it initially impacted two vehicles; from that point, it appears that the vehicle then went airborne and hit another car before coming to rest on top of two parked vehicles.  When she exited the road, she hit the curb; there is concrete curbing there where the driveway comes out, and that could have caused a vehicle to go airborne," said Lt. Richard McCullough.

Hill says it's not the first bad wreck he's seen in this area, and unfortunately he doesn't think it will be the last.

"We've seen a lot of wrecks right in here; a lot of times people come here and a lot of people don't see them slow down, so you see a lot of rear-ends and stuff like that," Hill said.

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