TAMPA, FL – A multi-vehicle collision on I-75 South near State Road 60 Wednesday resulted in seven people sustaining injuries.
ABC Action News said the collision was brought on when a driver of a white Toyota swerved off I-75 and crashed into a painted divider along U.S. Highway 301.
The Toyota driver struck a crash cushion, rotated clockwise, and went back onto I-75. A driver operating an Amazon semi-truck swerved to avoid colliding with the Toyota. However, the attempt was unsuccessful, and the big rig driver rear-ended the Toyota.
When the semi and Toyota collided, the semi-truck then crashed into the concrete barrier. A driver of a black Ford also swerved to try and avoid crashing into a vehicle. But this attempt was also unsuccessful and the Ford hit the semi-truck and debris from the initial collision.
The Ford eventually came to rest on the off-ramp along U.S. Highway 301, and then three other vehicles became involved in this crash when one of the drivers struck two other automobiles.
The driver inside the struck car was the person who suffered serious injuries, while the other person sustained minor injuries.
First responders shut down I-75 South for several hours, and all lanes have reopened since.
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