CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC)—A 70-year-old man was injured in a multi-vehicle crash on I-95 North that caused major traffic backups Christmas Eve morning.
At 8:18 a.m. on Dec. 24, a family was traveling northbound on I-95 in Chesterfield County, heading home to New York after a funeral. The Chrysler Town and Country minivan improperly pulled over onto the shoulder, at mm 60 near the Route 10/West Hundred Road exit, to switch drivers. As an elderly male passenger, of New York, N.Y., was walking around to the driver's side of the vehicle, a Toyota veered off the road and crashed into the minivan.
The impact of the crash caused the minivan to strike the man, who suffered a broken right leg. Two other passengers suffered minor injuries; all were transported to VCU Medical Center. The driver of the Toyota, Kyung S. Kim, 63, of Richmond, was not injured.
Kim was charged with reckless driving. The driver of the minivan, 39-year-old Kristi N. Cook, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with improper stopping on the interstate.
The accident closed the right and center lanes of I-95 North until about 10 a.m., causing traffic backups for about 1 mile.