Tractor-trailer driver flown to hospital with serious injuries after Route 522 crash

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GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man suffered serious injuries on Route 522 during a tractor-trailer crash Monday afternoon.

At approximately 2:11 p.m., a 1999 International tractor hauling a tanker trailer full of water was traveling northbound on Route 522 near Wood’s Sandy Hook Store when the driver ran off the road.

The driver was identified as John C. Gordon of Glen Allen, lost control overturning and rupturing the tank causing spillage, Virginia State Police said.

Troopers say a parked vehicle was also damaged due to the crash.

Gordon had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was wearing his seatbelt and was transported by Med Flight for treatment of serious injuries.

Charges are pending at this time.

The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Team. 

The roadway is closed for an extended period of time due to the cleanup process. 

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