News: Man critically hurt in fiery crash caused by U-turn attempt 


TAMPA, FL – A driver of a Dodge pickup truck tried to make a U-turn and then started driving the wrong way, leading him to collide with the wall and sustaining critical, life-threatening injuries. 

This crash happened before 9 a.m. Thursday at the northbound lanes of the I-4 and Selmon Expressway interchange, according to WFLA. The impact led the truck to spit in half and then catch on fire. Part of a beam was scorched, and the truck was heavily damaged. 

Officials did not reveal the motorist’s name, only identifying him as a 41-year-old man from St. Petersburg. 

The collision cleared after noon, and all lanes reopened around 12:30 p.m. 

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you could have the opportunity to be reimbursed for your medical bills and other lost wages suffered as a result of your crash. Our group of Tampa car accident lawyers from  Whittel & Melton, LLC, are ready to help you with your next steps. Call our office at 866-608-5529 or submit a contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

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