CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WDVM) — A tractor-trailer crash caused major delays in Montgomery County Thursday morning.
Maryland State Police troopers from the Rockville Barrack reported that a man was driving a tractor-trailer west of I-495 when the vehicle got onto the right shoulder and struck the concrete traffic barrier.
Police said the tractor-trailer continued forward on the right shoulder, before re-entering the road. The driver, however, lost control and then struck the left side concrete traffic barrier, and the vehicle overturned on its passenger side.
The driver is being treated for his injuries. Police said no other injuries were reported, and no other vehicles were impacted.
The incident happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. The tractor-trailer’s diesel fuel tanks spilled onto the roadway causing crews to close part of the beltway between Connecticut and Georgia avenue for about five hours.