Traffic was backed up for three and a half miles on southbound I-95 near Washington Boulevard early Monday afternoon, due to a multi-vehicle collision that temporarily left a BMW dangling over the guardrail of an overpass on I-95.
As of 2 p.m., the backup was less than two miles long, as cleanup efforts were underway. One of four southbound traffic lanes on I-95 was closed and one of two shoulders was closed. Two people were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Sgt. Kirk Perez, public information officer for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the accident occurred on southbound I-95 around 11:45 a.m. Monday, when a tractor trailer hit a Subaru passenger car, which hit a flat bed tow truck that was transporting a BMW.
According to Perez, the accident occurred on I-95 between Washington Boulevard and Caton Avenue. During the course of the collision, he said, the BMW slid off the flat bed of the tow truck in such a way that it remained attached to the tow truck but was left hanging over a Jersey barrier on the edge of the I-95 overpass. No one was in the BMW when it slid off the truck and over an outer guardrail of the overpass, Perez said.