Accident slows Route 58 traffic

Published 1:11 pm Monday, September 15, 2014

A two-vehicle accident on Route 58 eastbound slowed rush-hour traffic Monday morning.

Reported at 7:31 a.m., the accident involved a crane and a passenger vehicle, according to a city news release. The preliminary investigation revealed the crane was traveling across three lanes of traffic and was struck by a passenger vehicle.

The female driver of the passenger vehicle was ground transported to Sentara Obici Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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Two lanes of Route 58 eastbound were briefly closed. The far left lane and the crossover to the landfill remained closed until about 11:30 a.m. while crews cleaned up the hazardous materials spill and debris.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.