A Stafford County deputy was seriously injured last night in an accident on Interstate 95.
According to sources, the deputy was in the southbound lanes, a mile or two north of the Courthouse exit about 9 p.m. when he lost control of his cruiser and went off the road. He may have been on the way to another serious accident that had just occurred in the northbound lanes not far away.
Rescue workers performed CPR on the deputy after getting him out of the vehicle and rushed him to Mary Washington Hospital. Police blocked off intersections on the way to the hospital to aid in the transport of the victim. There was apparently some trouble getting helicopters to the scene, possibly because of the weather, sources said.
Sheriff’s officials contacted last night said they had no details about the accident and were unable to immediately release any information. However, they confirmed that the deputy’s injuries appeared to be severe.