HOV lanes in Shirlington reopen after 10-vehicle crash on I-395

Crews in Arlington County are handling a crash that involves two taxis and a dump truck and several other vehicles in the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
Crews in Arlington County are seen dealing wit crash that involved two taxis and a dump truck and several other vehicles in the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations) (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash caused backups behind the crash as police worked to divert traffic. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash caused backups behind the crash as police worked to divert traffic. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations) (Courtesy Thomas Philbin/Live Wir)
Crews in Arlington County responded to a crash in the HOV lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, Monday morning that involved several cars, including two taxis. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department)
Crews in Arlington County responded to a crash in the HOV lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, Monday morning that involved several cars, including two taxis. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy Arlington County Fire D)
Crews in Arlington County responded to a crash in the HOV lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, Monday morning that involved several cars, including two taxis. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department)
Crews in Arlington County responded to a crash in the HOV lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, Monday morning that involved several cars, including two taxis. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department) (Courtesy Arlington County Fire D)
The crash caused backups behind the crash as police worked to divert traffic. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash caused backups behind the crash as police worked to divert traffic. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations) (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wi)
The crash involved a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said, including two taxis and a dump truck. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash involved a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said, including two taxis and a dump truck. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations) (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wi)
The crash involved a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said, including two taxis and a dump truck. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash involved a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said, including two taxis and a dump truck. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations) (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wi)
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Crews in Arlington County are handling a crash that involves two taxis and a dump truck and several other vehicles in the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash caused backups behind the crash as police worked to divert traffic. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
Crews in Arlington County responded to a crash in the HOV lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, Monday morning that involved several cars, including two taxis. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department)
Crews in Arlington County responded to a crash in the HOV lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, Monday morning that involved several cars, including two taxis. (Courtesy Arlington County Fire Department)
The crash caused backups behind the crash as police worked to divert traffic. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash involved a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said, including two taxis and a dump truck. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)
The crash involved a total of 10 vehicles, authorities said, including two taxis and a dump truck. (Courtesy Thomas Philibin/Live Wire Media Relations)

WASHINGTON — A 10-vehicle crash Monday morning involving two taxis, a dump truck and several other cars, sent one person to the hospital and closed the High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes of Interstate 395 in Shirlington, Virginia, for several hours.

The crash happened in the northbound HOV lanes at Shirlington Circle, the Arlington County Fire Department said. Crews evaluated five people for injuries and one person was sent to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The crash snarled traffic caught behind it, and drivers in the Express Lanes behind the crash were being diverted under police direction.

The HOV lanes reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m. after the crash investigation was completed.

Photos posted on Twitter show one of the taxis lodged on top of a concrete barrier at the crash scene.

Hazmat crews were called in to deal with leaking fluids from some of the vehicles, fire officials said.

 


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