Tampa, FL (July 21, 2020) - A 55-year-old man and woman from Safety Harbor suffered critical injuries in a car accident that took place on I-275 in Hillsborough County. The crash happened around 4:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21st.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old man from Tampa was driving a tract-trailer northbound on I-275 when the driver made an improper U-turn. Following the turn, the truck collided with a van driven by the man from Safety Harbor. The man and his wife were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries while the truck driver was not hurt in the crash. No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time.
The truck driver was given a ticket for making an improper turn.
More than 1,100 car accidents take place in Florida every day. Negligent drivers are prevalent on Florida's roadways and their presence places the safety of all other motorists at risk. Each year, more than 250,000 people are hurt in Florida car accidents, many of them seriously.
Our thoughts are with the two injured victims in this car accident in Tampa. We hope for their complete and speedy recovery.
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