Driver flown to hospital after tractor-trailer overturns on Rt. 522

Driver flown to hospital after tractor-trailer overturns on Rt. 522
The crash happened on Route 522 in the area of Whitehall Road. (Source: Virginia State Police)

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - A portion of Route 522 is closed in Goochland County after a tractor-trailer hauling water overturned on Monday afternoon.

Virginia State Police were called around 2:11 p.m. to the 2800 block of Sandy Hook Road.

Troopers said John C. Gordon, 42, of Glen Allen, was heading northbound on Route 522 when he ran off the road, lost control and overturned the tractor-trailer. The crash caused the tank to rupture and spill the water.

The crash happened on Route 522 in the area of Whitehall Road.
The crash happened on Route 522 in the area of Whitehall Road. (Source: Virginia State Police)

Officials said a parked vehicle nearby was also damaged.

Gordon had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken by Med Flight for treatment of serious injuries. Police said he was wearing a seat belt.

Police are investigating.

The road was closed in both directions in the area of Whitehall Road for clean up.

The crash happened on Route 522 in the area of Whitehall Road.
The crash happened on Route 522 in the area of Whitehall Road. (Source: Virginia State Police)

Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.