An accident on northbound I-71 sent three people to the hospital after slowing down traffic for about an hour.
According to Artimis, the accident happened at around 9:30 pm, between the Montgomery Rd. and Kenwood Rd. exits on the highway. According to dispatchers, a semi hit a pickup truck, then the pickup then hit two other cars.
Dispatchers say 3 people were transported to the hospital, one to Bethesda North and two to University Hospital. No word on how seriously they are hurt.
The semi did initially keep driving however police caught up with it about a half a mile up the road. Police say one of the vehicles involved in the accident was leaking fluid on the highway.