Accident brings traffic to a crawl on the Islands

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An accident slowed traffic Wednesday night on Whitemarsh Island.

Police say the driver of a van may have had a stroke and drifted off to the side of the eastbound Islands Expressway Bridge connecting Whitemarsh and Wilmington Islands.

The wreck caused another, a chain reaction, hitting two others and backing up traffic for nearly two hours.

Police rerouted drivers through Bryan Woods Road. The van driver is being treated at a nearby hospital, the other two drivers suffered only minor injuries.

The bridge is back open now.

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