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UPDATE: Morning Crash on I-95 Injures 7

Seven occupants of van being chased flown to hospitals. Updates with condition report.

Crash on I-95 injures seven.
Crash on I-95 injures seven.

A high-speed chase that began with Fort Belvoir Police early Tuesday ended in a crash on Interstate 95 in Dale City that ejected four passengers of a minivan.

The single-vehicle crash occurred on the Exit 156B ramp leading to Dale Boulevard from I-95. The minivan was traveling south when it attempted to take the exit ramp at a high rate of speed, Virginia State Police said in a news release.

The driver lost control and ran off the left side of ramp, struck a guardrail and overturned onto the left shoulder, ejecting four of the minivan’s seven occupants from the vehicle, police said.

All seven occupants were flown to nearby hospitals – five to Inova Fairfax and two to Washington Memorial hospital. One victim, a 15-year-old girl, appeared to have life-threatening injuries, police said.

 

Gina Lincicum March 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM
This headline is in very poor taste. Obviously there are ways to report this story without this level of sensationalism.
Celeste Wetzel March 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM
How about, "High Speed Police Chase Leads to Crash on I-95"?
Sharon Dubrow March 11, 2014 at 11:17 PM
I find many of the Patch headlines regarding tragedy distasteful and insensitive. For example, when they combine the tragedy with with other benign events in one headline.
Derrick Welsh March 12, 2014 at 01:53 AM
**Prince William County** Dale City / I-95 SB Box : 1083 Channel : 5 Charlie (Operations) Channel : 5 Lima (LZ Flyout Operations) Call : Accident w/ multiple ejections Address : I-95 SB at Dale City Exit Ramp 156 Dispatched Details : VSP advise of a High speed Chase, resulting in a van traveling at high rate of speed, colliding with a guardrail and overturning Unit Lineup : E510, E523, E520B, R510, R502, TW512, A513, M510, M514, M520, M523, M503, M531, M419, BC505 BC506, EMS407, RC502, AIRC1, AIRC2, AIRC3, MEDSTAR2, MEDSTAR3 Update : BC505 Advises, all 7 patients from the van were ejected, with one of the 7 pinned underneath, Requested 5 Helicopters to Hilton Chapel for LZ spot Command : BC505 Time of Dispatch : 1:57am Time Cleared : 3:32am

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