Man Leaps Into Traffic After Crash on I-66

A bizarre incident on Monday evening caused severe back-ups on westbound I-66

By Katie Roberts
|  Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 9:53 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Man Leaps Into Traffic After Crash on I-66

Getty Images

advertisement

A Fairfax County man is charged with reckless driving after a bizarre incident on Monday evening.

Virginia State Police say they responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash near Exit 147 on westbound Interstate 66 around 6:15 p.m. on Monday. A Honda had reportedly been stopped on the right shoulder of the interstate. It then suddenly swerved into traffic and hit a cargo van.

After the crash, the driver of the van reportedly got out of his vehicle and approached the driver of the Honda to make sure he was okay. It was then that Corbin G. Shannon, 21, of Oakton, Va., allegedly opened the door of his car and ran out into the westbound traffic.

From there, Shannon “jumped on a total of four westbound vehicles,” Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email. Shannon reportedly landed on the windshield of the first vehicle, smashing it, but did not damage the other three vehicles.

When the trooper arrived on the scene, Shannon had made it to the left shoulder of I-66. He was taken to Fairfax Inova Hospital, where experts ruled out illegal drugs and alcohol as factors in the cause of the incident.

Shannon was charged with destruction of property, reckless driving, pedestrian on the interstate and interfering with passing vehicles on a highway.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out