Semi Overturns, Catches Fire on I-75 in Pasco
The tractor-trailer overturned when the driver lost control and hit a guardrail after a tire blew out, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
PASCO COUNTY – A tractor-trailer overturned and caught fire today (July 14), temporarily closing a section of I-75, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The driver, whose name was not available, was taken to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash happened about 1:55 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-75 south of State Road 56 in Pasco County. Troopers said a tire blew out on a tractor-trailer causing the driver to lose control. The semi left the road, entered the median where it collided with a guardrail. It overturned and caught fire.
The driver was helped in getting out of the tractor-trailer. The crash and fire closed all southbound lanes I-75 until 2:45 p.m. when the outside lanes were reopened.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
Photos courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol.
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