Tractor trailer truck driver med-flighted after vehicle overturns

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — The driver of an overturned tractor trailer was medically evacuated by helicopter Sunday afternoon due to injuries suffered in an accident.

The accident happened on I-295 northbound near the Oaklawn Boulevard exit in Hopewell.

State Police said the vehicle overturned around 2:50 p.m. into the median, closing off traffic in the left-hand lane in both directions.

Police said the truck was carrying food products.

As of 4 p.m., there was a 2-mile-backup on the highway.

The driver’s condition is currently unknown, as is the cause of the accident.

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