One injured in GW Parkway collision between commercial truck and minivan

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The intersection of the George Washington Parkway and Belle Haven Road (Google Maps image)

A man was taken to the hospital Sunday after a crash on the George Washington Parkway involving a commercial truck and a minivan. 

The accident happened around 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Belle Haven Road, according to Sgt. James Dingeldein, a U.S. Park Police spokesman. Dingeldein said the truck attempted to make a right turn onto Belle Haven Road from the left southbound lane of the GW Parkway, and was struck in the side by a Honda Odyssey. Witnesses reported that the Odyssey lodged underneath the truck and that the top of the vehicle needed to be cut off to remove the driver.

The driver of the Odyssey was suffered abrasions and soreness and was taken to the hospital, according to Dingeldein. He was released later in the day. No other injuries were reported. 

The driver of the truck was cited for driving a commercial vehicle being on the parkway, which is prohibited, and for making an improper lane change. 

The roadway was reopened around 4 p.m., Dingeldein said.