Multiple-Vehicle Collision on I-495 Near Rockville Pike Causes Multiple Injuries, Traffic Delays

A multiple-vehicle collision on I-495 between Connecticut Avenue and Rockville Pike caused several injuries and the closure of several lanes on Wednesday.  

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFR) and other emergency personnel responded to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. 

The collision involved five vehicles — including two tractor-trailers, a box truck and two other vehicles, according to MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. Officials transported three people with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital. Several other patients were evaluated at the scene but refused further medical attention, Piringer said. 

All lanes on the outer loop of the beltway right before the I-270 split were shut down for a brief period of time. As of 1:40 p.m., Piringer said at least one of the lanes was reopened while hazmat crews continued to clean the fuel spill of one of the tractor-trailers.  

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