|Charges Pending Following Ambulance, Tanker Truck Crash in Stafford|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|February 27, 2018|
Stafford, VA. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit responded to an accident this morning involving a private ambulance and a tanker truck in the southern end of Stafford County.
On February 27, 2018, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit responded to an accident in the area of Warrenton Road and Hartwood Road. Upon arrival, deputies observed a private ambulance that was significantly damaged and a tanker truck that was determined to be carrying cranberry juice. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A patient and three crew members were in the ambulance at the time of the crash. All four individuals were transported to Mary Washington Hospital. Their condition is known, but not being released at this time. The driver of the tanker truck was not injured.
All of U.S. 17 was closed while emergency crews responded to the scene, which resulted in significant traffic delays during the morning commute. All lanes were reopened and the scene cleared by 11:00 a.m.
A full reconstruction of the accident was completed on the scene by the Traffic Safety Unit, and charges are pending.