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Two people arrested, VSP police officer injured after accident on I-495

ANNANDALE, Virginia (DC News Now) — Virginia State Police (VSP) are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that injured a trooper early Tuesday morning on I-495 in Virginia. The domino-effect accident occurred near the Little River Turnpike.

According to police, it happened around 3 a.m. when a trooper was dispatched to I-495 because a sedan had stopped in one of the lanes.

As the officer attempted to get the driver to pull over to the shoulder, a Jeep struck a semi-truck. The Jeep spun out and struck the officer’s patrol car, which in turn struck the sedan the officer was driving and then the officer himself.

The police officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

The driver of the sedan, who was in the car at the time of the accident, also suffered minor injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.

The driver of the Jeep that crashed into the semi-trailer was arrested for driving under the influence.

Virginia has a “move over” law that requires drivers to move over to the nearest place if they see, for example, a vehicle with its hazard lights on.

So if you see flashing blue, red or yellow lights or markings with flares, pull over or slow down.

The names of the arrested drivers have not yet been released.