A Falls Church man has been charged with reckless driving after causing an accident with a tractor-trailer Tuesday that blocked traffic on northbound I-95 overnight in Stafford County.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said two lanes were reopened by 5:30 a.m. and all three lanes were reopened by 6 a.m.
At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 2006 Honda CRV, driven by Ahmed Mohammed, 24, of Falls Church, was driving northbound in the left lane along I-95 through Stafford County when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the right side of the road. When Mohammed overcorrected, he hit a northbound tractor-trailer, causing it to jackknife and block all three lanes of the road, Geller said.
Mohammed’s vehicle finally stopped when he crashed into a guardrail on the right shoulder near mile marker 138, police said.
But the crash caused the tractor-trailer’s fuel tank to rupture, spilling about 150 gallons of fuel on the road. Police said Stafford County HAZMAT and Virginia Department of Transportation crews cleaned the spill.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
Mohammed was taken to Mary Washington Hospital, police said. Two passengers in Mohammed’s vehicle, a 23-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, were also transported for medical treatment.