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Truck driver uninjured after rig partially falls off bridge

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Truck driver uninjured after rig partially falls off bridge
A truck driver was not injured after a Friday morning crash that sent their trailer tumbling off of an overpass on Interstate 75. (Courtesy: Florida Highway Patrol)

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A truck driver was not injured after a Friday morning crash that sent their trailer tumbling off of an Interstate 75 overpass.

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This mangled rig sits on its side along Interstate 75 in Florida on Friday. Its trailer is dangling off the overpass onto the highway below. (Courtesy: Florida Highway Patrol)

 

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident happened at the Alico Road overpass in Lee County.

The northbound lanes of I-75 and westbound lanes of Alico Road were closed as crews worked to clean up the crash scene.

In photos and videos posted to Twitter by the FHP, the rig’s trailer could be seen dangling from the overpass as the still-attached tractor sat on its side on the freeway high above.

One video showed a large crane lowering the 18-wheeler down from the overpass.

Further information about the crash was not immediately available.

 

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Truck driver uninjured after rig partially falls off bridge

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I think the driver wishes he was dead…this mess will follow him for a good while,I d fire him.

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