Multi-vehicle crash on VA-288 in Chesterfield flips over car


CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A multi-vehicle accident on VA-288 in Chesterfield County flipped over a car, according to the Virginia State Police.

VSP said they responded to a crash in the southbound lanes of I-288 near the ramp from Hull Street Road at 11:45 a.m. on June 21.

State Police said a Honda Accord in the left lane tried to avoid hitting an item in the road and ran off of the road to the right. An FJ Cruiser slowed down to avoid hitting the Accord, and was hit from behind by a Toyota 4Runner. VSP said this caused the Cruiser to run off the road and overturn.

The driver of the 4Runner, Jonathan M. Ward, 42, of Chesterfield, was charged with following too closely.

Three people reported non-life-threatening injuires, but State Police said everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt.

VSP said this investigation is ongoing.

The accident caused major backups earlier today, but all lanes have since reopened.

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