HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- Medics treated more than a dozen people for smoke inhalation Saturday night after a two-car crash in the eastbound tube of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
Sergeant Michelle Anaya said the crash happened around 7:30 p.m. about three-quarters of the way into the tube.
A 2005 Volkswagen Passat hit the back of a 2015 Acura. The Acura caught fire, followed by the Volkswagen.
Hampton fire officials say about 70 to 80 drivers and passengers who stopped in the tunnel left their vehicles inside the tube.
Anaya said medics treated approximately 15 people for smoke inhalation.
Medics took four people to the hospital.
VDOT shut down the HRBT in both directions for hours, detouring eastbound drivers at Mallory Street in Hampton and westbound traffic at 4th View Street in Norfolk.
The westbound tube reopened by 11 p.m. The eastbound tube reopened about 45 minutes after that.
Members of the Hampton Fire and Rescue Division were on scene along with Virginia State Police troopers Saturday night.