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Three-Vehicle Accident on Southbound I-395

by ARLnow.com September 7, 2011 at 11:21 am 3,616 12 Comments

Update at 1:15 p.m. — Another accident has occurred on the same stretch of highway. One minor injury has been reported.

As seems to happen quite often during heavy rains, an accident has occurred on southbound I-395 just past Washington Boulevard.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident. One vehicle ran into the guardrail on the right side of the roadway, while the other two smashed into the barrier on the left side, blocking the lefthand lane.

Currently, only two lanes are getting by the accident scene, producing a small backup.

This curvy stretch of I-395 is particularly accident-prone during rain. We’ve reported at least three accidents there this year, one of which was a roll-over accident.

  • Bluemontsince1961

    Maybe by any or a combination of the following?:

    1) People driving too fast for the wet road conditions

    2) People not using turn signals when changing lanes

    3) Someone decided not to let someone signaling a lane change move over and tried to cut them off (how dare anyone think of getting in front of ME – I’m IMPORTANT /s)

    3) Someone texting, yakking on their cell phone, or otherwise fiddling around with some electronic device instead of paying attention to driving and road conditions

    4) Some “hillbilly” had to stop at the side of the road to change a flat tire on the horse trailer and let the horses out on the median, distracting everyone (darn those “hillbillies”, they should stay down on the farm with their animals and not drive on our roads /s)

    • jan

      little thread
      following too close for wet road conditions

      • Bluemontsince1961

        @jan, I knew I forgot one – thanks. Drivers follow way too close anyway around here, and in wet weather, tailgating is even more of an accident waiting to happen.

    • Someone probably hyrdroplaned because of 1, 2, 3, or 3. Or, they could have hydroplaned on the dump the horse took in the travel lane!

      • Bluemontsince1961

        @Overgrown Bush – LOL! Gotta watch out for those “hillbilly” horse dumps, they can be real show stoppers!

  • charlie

    this curve is dangerous if you are going more than 55 mph.
    add rain. add maryland drivers.
    plus my picture is better 🙂

    • Anonymouse

      Its also a terrible merge. You have 2 lanes merging into 1 on the ramp, and then 2 lanes merging into 1 on 395 on the hilly curve. Then that 1 lane of ramp merges with that 1 lane of 395 right around the bottom of the bend of the curve of 395.

      Even in perfect weather ive seen so many close calls or accidents there. Its just a poor design.

      • Bluemontsince1961

        I agree Anonymouse, that is a bad merge and I’ve also seen close calls and accidents there.

  • Baltimoron

    MD tags, I’m sure.

  • chouse

    Why do we care when there are soldiers in Afghanistan?

  • Baltimore

    Censorship sucks.

  • Bob

    Hope they suffer. Stupid f’ing drivers. Probably MD plates, but I’ve seen a lot of VA plates, too. Idiots. Drive behind me, close up. I drive the speed limit, now so will you.


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