Petersburg woman drives over jersey wall into oncoming traffic

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This morning at approximately, 8:13 a.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a two vehicle crash at northbound I-195, south of Laburnum.

The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford Ranger, driven by a female driver out of Petersburg, Va., was traveling southbound when she ran off road left, striking and going over the jersey wall into oncoming traffic traveling northbound.  The Ford driver, then struck a Volkswagen Jetta, driven by a female driver out of Richmond, Va., head on.

The driver of the Ford Ranger was not wearing her seat belt and was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the Jetta was wearing her seat belt and was also transported for treatment of serious to non-life threatening injuries.

The female driver of the Ford Ranger was charged with, Reckless driving and failure to wear her seat belt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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