Five people -- including an infant -- were transported to a hospital following a serious three-car accident on Interstate 270 Monday morning.
Authorities said that a couple and their baby were traveling in a 2008 Jeep Wrangler around 5:45 a.m. when traffic in the HOV lane began to slow down. The driver attempted to change lanes, but misjudged the distance and struck the rear corner of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, an officer said.
The impact caused the first driver to lose control, and her 2008 Wrangler overturned, ejecting a back-seat passenger through the cloth roof. The officer said he did not know whether the ejected passenger was the baby or the baby's father.
The impact also caused the 2012 Wrangler to rear-end a 2009 Honda Accord.
The occupants of the 2008 Wrangler were transported to Suburban Hospital. One person from the 2012 Wrangler and one person from the Accord were taken to Shady Grove Hospital.
Four of the victims are in stable condition; the fifth is in serious condition.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The accident lead to the closure of all southbound lanes at Route 28, with backups to Germantown nearly seven miles long. All lanes have since reopened.
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