ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- A truck driver has been charged with reckless driving after an accident on I-495.
Virginia State Police say they were called at 10:46 a.m. Monday to an overturned tanker truck in the eastbound lanes of I-495 east of Exit 174 for Eisenhower Avenue.
According to police, the tanker truck was heading eastbound on I-495 when traffic suddenly braked in front of it. As the truck tried to avoid striking another vehicle, it swerved and overturned onto its side.
The crash caused the tank to leak some used cooking oil. The tank had to be completely drained before crews could set the truck upright and remove it. Police say the leaking oil also had to be cleaned up.
The eastbound lanes were re-opened by 2:26 p.m.
Police say the truck's driver, 39-year-old Ronald J. Sample, of Baltimore, was taken to a hospital to treat his injuries, which were non-life threatening.