A collision that took place early in the morning on Thursday along a stretch of the Beltway located in Springfield resulted in at least one person being injured and numerous delays. It is believed that at least two cars were involved and that both of them wound up flipping over as a result of the auto accident that happened sometime before 5:15 in the morning.
At the time of this writing, we know only that the incident happened along the inner loop of the Beltway, close to Braddock Road within the area of Springfield. The two cars that were involved were seen in pictures to be lying on opposite sides of a concrete median, suggesting that perhaps one of them had struck the median and then flipped over it before coming to rest on its hood.
From the pictures, one could assume that there might be rather severe injuries relating to the incident, but while it does seem certain that at least one person was severely injured there was no information on whether or not this person was taken to a hospital or if they were treated at the scene of the incident instead. It is also not confirmed that there was indeed only one person who experienced injuries.
While emergency teams rushed to tend to those involved and clean up the area before rush hour began to emerge in full swing, two of the primary lanes were closed down. This resulted in almost three full miles of traffic that were being monitored and regulated by additional emergency response crews.
Fortunately for some commuters, the express lanes connected with this stretch of the Beltway remained open, providing a necessary artery for quick travel while the paramedics and police with the Virginia State Police worked to conclude the primary investigation as well as assist those injured in any way possible.
The investigation into the collision is still very much underway, and at this time it is not clear whether or not the police have issued charges to either of the drivers in the incident or if any culpability is still uncertain pending the results of the full examination into the crash.