I-81 Accident

By: Donald Robinson
By: Donald Robinson

"To be honest with you, I was yelling the name of Jesus," said Judith Sauls of Woodbridge, VA.

Sauls was on her way out of town, when she found herself in the middle of the accident.

"I happen to look over and the Decker truck was trying to slow down," said Sauls. "He hit his breaks but didn't have time to stop and rammed into the oil truck. It pushed him into another truck and they all twisted around and came across the road."

Maria LeNori is an emergency room nurse from Delaware, she says when she realized what was happening, she just reacted.

"I just jumped out of the car and ran toward the first vehicle," said LeNori. "The passenger was awake trying to get out, he actually climbed through the window."

Maria's work was not done, before she knew it, she was assisting another injured person.

"I ran around the other side of the Decker truck and two people were assisting the man out of the truck," said LeNori. "He was covered with blood and he had about a four inch cut on his head and a large bump."

The accident involved three truck and two cars. Two of the truckers were taken to the hospital and two others refused medical attention.

Fire Chief Bruce Crow says no one was killed, but it could have been worse.

"Both vehicles, one was a tanker that was empty, but the product it was carrying before it was delivered was diesel fuel and the other vehicles was carrying batteries and battery acid," said Crow.

Haze-Mat crews were able to clean up the scene before both lanes were reopened.

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