4-vehicle crash closes lanes of I-95 near Maury Street
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A multi-vehicle crash caused major delays on I-95 in Richmond near the Maury Street exit on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident closed all northbound lanes and two southbound lanes around 12:20 p.m.
Virginia State Police said the crash happened when a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup stopped in the left lane due to a flat tire when a white 2024 Chrysler Pacifica approached the red Dodge and also stopped in the left lane.
A white 2012 Nissan Altima drove up to both vehicles and attempted to move from the left to the center lane. In doing so, it struck the rear of the Pacifica and came to rest partially in the center lane, in the path of a 2020 Freightliner box truck, which could not stop.
The Freightliner hit the back of the Nissan, resulting in an override collision, blocking all northbound lanes and the left and center lanes on the southbound side.
After the initial impact, the Pacifica was pushed into the red Dodge, and spun out into the center lane, where it was struck by another black Dodge Ram.
The driver of the red Dodge, identified as a 32-year-old male from Richmond, Va., was charged with improper stopping on a highway.
The driver of the white Nissan Altima was taken VCU Medical with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.
Copyright 2023 WWBT. All rights reserved.