Four Vehicle Accident on I-95 North

Virginia (November 22, 2011)  A tractor-trailer rear-ended a vehicle, setting off a chain reaction accident in Hanover County.  The Virginia State Police say the accident happened at 7:06 p.m. on I-95 north near Exit 86B-Elmont. 

A tractor-trailer, driven by James Reedy, was traveling north on in the left lane when he slammed into the rear of a 2001 Hyundai that had stopped for traffic.  The force of the impact pushed the Hyundai into the rear of a 3rd car, a 2006 Mazda, which then collided with a 2011 GMC SUV.

The 37 year-old male driver of the Hyundai and his 8 year-old daughter sustained serious injuries and were transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.  The driver of the Mazda and the GMC SUV were not injured.  Everyone was wearing seat belts, according to Sergeant Thomas Molnar of the Virginia State Police.

The wreck forced authorities to close the northbound center and left lanes.  The center lane was re-opened around 8:30 p.m., and the left lane re-opened around 9:00 p.m.  Traffic backed up for over four miles as a result of the wreck.

According to Virginia State Police,  James Reedy has been charged with reckless driving.

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