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5 Injured in Stafford Crash

By Potomac Local April 6, 2012 9:30 pm

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STAFFORD, Va. – Police said five people were taken to a hospital Friday night after being involved in a crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford.

A 2008 Chevrolet Impala was traveling north on I-95 at 5:10 p.m. just past Exit 140, the exit for Va. 630 (Courthouse Road) when the driver attempted to pull into the right shoulder lane. The driver changed his mind and veered back into traffic on the highway, lost control and struck a 2010 Ford Expedition and a 2004 Toyota van that was traveling behind the Expedition in the center lane, said Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler.

The Impala crashed and all five occupants were taken to Mary Washington Hospital suffering conditions that did not appear to be life threatening, said Tyler.

Occupants in the Expedition or van were not reported to be injured.

The driver of the Impala, 37-year-old Craig T. Allen of Centreville, is charged with reckless driving, said Tyler.

The crash forced the closure of all northbound lanes of the highway on what was a busy Friday afternoon with commuters headed in and out of town for the Easter holiday. Crews reopened the entire portion of the closed Interstate by 6:30 p.m.

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