Aranguez accident causes highway jam

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A van which landed on its roof during an accident near Aranguez on Saturday along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway. Photo courtesy Tarikkh Hackshaw

Traffic along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway snarled to a crawl shortly before midday after fire officers blocked off three lanes because of an accident on the westbound lane near Aranguez this morning.

Drivers were diverted to the shoulder as fire officers attended to the injured.

A car which overturned during an accident in Aranguez along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway on Saturday. Photo courtesy Tarikkh Hackshaw

A white panel van and a car both flipped and landed on their roofs. There was no immediate information on the severity of the injuries of the occupants.

Another accident on the eastbound lane in El Socorro also led to traffic on the opposite lanes.