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Terence Perenich
8 July 2022

I-75 Collision Injures Six People

I-75 Collision Injures Six People

Two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck were involved in an I-75 collision that injured six people on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the crash happened at 7:25 p.m. when a Tampa man driving a tractor-trailer, traveling southbound near the 404 exit, failed to notice another tractor-trailer. The first truck hit the second truck, driven by a 30-year-old from Texas, from behind in the left rear.

The Tampa driver suddenly steered to his left, causing his trailer to overturn onto its left side, striking the roof, and landing on a pickup truck traveling south on the inside lane. The tractor-trailer came to a final stop on its left side, with its trailer laying on top of the pickup truck, which stopped on the grass shoulder near the center guard rail.

The Tampa driver received minor injuries, and five people in the pickup truck also received minor injuries. The pickup’s passengers–all from Arcadia–included a 32-year-old male, a 20-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, and a 4-year-old male.