Accident on I-95 leaves BMW dangling from overpass

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.

The accident left the car hanging over the guardrail with its back end near the ground and its front end pointed toward the sky. Perez said it was "righted" within two hours but traffic remained backed up due to clean up efforts. A female in the Subaru and a male in the tow truck were transported to area hospitals, Perez said.

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