CUMBERLAND — An erratic driver triggered three separate accidents after stopping in the passing lane of Interstate 295 during the morning commute, according to Maine State Police.

The accidents took place about 7:50 a.m. in the southbound passing lane just before the Tuttle Road overpass.

The lead vehicle was swerving and then came to a stop, said Trooper Doug Cropper. The next car was able to stop in time, but was rear-ended. The domino effect resulted in one three-car accident and two two-car accidents.

No one was injured, but all the cars were damaged and two had to be towed, Cropper said.

The lead vehicle with the erratic driver left the scene. Cropper said no one was able to provide a good description.

No one was charged in connection with the accidents. Cropper said that speed and following too closely were contributing factors in the accidents.

One of the two highway lanes was closed until about 9:30 a.m., Cropper said. Also contributing to the closure was a car that broke down in the passing lane about 100 yards behind the accidents, he said.