Doug / 09-23-2008 / Auto Accidents

I-95 Shut Down for Hours

What should have been a minor 2-car auto accident ended up an eight-car crash that shut down southbound I-95 for over 5 hours.

According to witnesses, the two initial vehicles bumped into each other on the New Haven Avenue overpass on I-95.  It appeared that bridge barriers gave the vehicles no place to go and one of them struck the outside wall of the bridge.  An eight-car pile up resulted, involving a fuel tanker, a rental truck and a rental trailer.  In addition to the fuel spill from the tanker, there were personal belongings from the trailer thrown all the highway and down to the street below.

Although there were multiple vehicles involved in the accident, luckily only one victim was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

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