Minor injuries after semi rolls onto pickup truck on I-75

Press release from Florida Highway Patrol

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. – This evening at 7:25 p.m., a tractor trailer (Vehicle 1) traveling south in the outside lane of I-75 at the 404 mile marker failed to notice another tractor trailer (Vehicle 2) in front of it in the same lane and hit the rear of the front truck.

The driver of Vehicle 1, a Tampa man, swerved to the left, and his trailer began to overturn onto its left side. The trailer overturned onto a pickup truck in the inside lane, occupied by three men, a 16-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old boy, all from Arcadia, FL. The driver of Vehicle 1 and the occupants of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.

  • Wow! Impressive, and very fortunate that no one was hurt badly!

  • How does a semi driver not notice another rig in the lane in front of it?

    • Hard to see what is in front of you when you are looking at your phone.

  • Tractor trailers are NOT supposed to be in the far left lane anyway. Why were there two of them there???

    • That is only on three or more lanes. This is a two lane segment.

      • I-75 is three lanes in each direction for most of its length in Florida. It definitely is at MM 404.

    • Unless the article was edited after your comment, it does say the two semis were in the outside lane. That would imply the far right lane, not the far left.

  • All Interstate highways are defensive driving at best. People drive distracted and drive too fast.

  • There was another article published on same day (“California couple killed after their Tesla drove into a parked semi at I-75 rest stop”) that went out of way to repeatedly point out that vehicle was a Tesla. No mention of manufacturer in this article. Why was the vehicle manufacturer relevant in the first article but not this article?

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