Two truckers were taken to the hospital early Monday morning after one of the rigs slammed into the back of a car hauler that police say was struggling to keep up with traffic.
The accident occurred on September 10th at around 3:34 a.m. in Henrico, Virginia.
According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, police say that a 2008 Freightliner with a car hauler was “having trouble maintaining speed” while traveling south in the right lane of Interstate 95 when a second semi truck hauling a Perdue trailer full of produce crashed into the back of it, pushing the cab of the second rig into the cars on the back of the car hauler.
The driver of the Perdue tractor trailer had to be extricated from his rig by emergency personnel and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the car hauler was also taken to the hospital, but his injuries have been described as both “serious” and “minor,” so his current health condition is not known.
All lanes of I-95 south were shut down until around 5:30 a.m. but have since been reopened.
Police are still investigating the incident and have not yet issued any citations for the accident.