A traffic accident on I-85 in Dinwiddie, Virginia has caused lane blockages and delays in addition to multiple reported injuries. Traffic backups are expected to continue for some time. There have been two medflight helicopters dispatched to treat those who were hurt and take them to a local hospital. The accident happened by mile marker 53 on I-85 southbound, and involved two vehicles. The vehicles collided while travelling, and multiple injuries have been reported.
No indication of how many people were in the vehicles or what the nature of the injuries were has been given by police. Once the medflights have taken off, Virginia police will work to clear the road as they complete their investigation and interview witnesses. No fatalities have been reported, but the people taken by air did have serious injuries and an update on their condition is expected. Drivers have been advised to expect heavy delays and choose alternate routes if at all possible.
By Jim Malone
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