Two people were seriously injured in a crash in Ashburn
ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA) -- An 18-year-old Leesburg man was charged with DUI after being involved in a serious crash Tuesday morning on the Loudoun County Parkway.
Two people had to be rescued from their own cars in the crash.
Two helicopters landed on the scene to fly the victims to the hospital. But the drivers had to be cut out of the cars after being stuck inside for 15 minutes. The crash happened on Loudoun County Parkway at the Westbound Route 7 ramp.
The crash happened at around 7:15 a.m. Officers with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Department reconstruction team says the 18-year-old driver Jacob G. Mazaris was exiting off Route 7 westbound onto Loudoun County Parkway. They say he traveled across the northbound lanes and into the southbound lane where he plowed right into another driver -- a 47-year-old woman from Ashburn. He crossed 5 lanes of traffic. Both cars traveled quite a distance across a grassy median and landed on the Loudoun County Parkway exit ramp onto Route 7 westbound.
Both Mazaris and the other driver were airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where they are both being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office cleared the scene at 10:30 Tuesday morning. They spent several hours investigating the crash on the Route 7 westbound exit ramp.