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Car flips after hitting picnic table-sized boulder on Friday the 13th

Posted at 10:52 AM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 17:11:05-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Authorities said no one was seriously hurt after a car hit a picnic table-sized boulder and flipped on a highway in Chesterfield County on Friday the 13th.

Chesterfield Police said officers were called to the 14800 block of Route 360 just after 4:30 a.m.

That is where Lt. Justin Aronson with Chesterfield Police found the car flipped after it smashed into the giant rock.

Aronson said there were "no serious injuries."

As a result of the crash, officials said only one lane of eastbound Route 360 was open to traffic.

“Shout out to VDOT for removing the boulder from Hull Street,” Aronson posted on Twitter just before 5:30 a.m.

VDOT officials told reporter Cameron Thompson the boulder was the size of a picnic table.

Officials believe the rock, which was in the far right eastbound lane, may have fallen off a tractor-trailer because of its size.

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