Driver charged in multi-vehicle crash that shut down northbound lanes on MMMBT Wednesday morning


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A crash shut down all northbound lanes on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel on Wednesday morning.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. and involved three vehicles. A photo from WAVY viewer Mark Edwards shows a car with its back end off the side of the bridge.

There’s no information on injuries or the cause of the crash at this time. Photos from another viewer show what appear to be two more cars towed from the bridge.

Virginia State Police said the driver of a Ford F250 had a medical emergency while driving and hit the back end of a 2017 Acura ILX.

The Acura was pushed into the next travel lane and sideswiped a 2017 Ford Fusion before it was struck again by the Ford F250.

The Acura came to a stop on top of the jersey wall of the bridge.

The drivers of the Acura and F250 were taken to a local Riverside hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

The 37-year-old man driving the F250 was charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle. Police did not release his identity.

All northbound lanes reopened at 8:16 a.m. but delays remained.

A crash on the southbound side was also reported Wednesday morning.

Follow WAVY’s Madison Glassman for all the last traffic news.

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