TAMPA - Tampa Police are reconstructing the scene of a crash Wednesday morning that trapped a driver in his car. TPD says a semi tractor trailer with mechanical difficulties was traveling southbound on 22nd Street with its flashers on when the driver of a Mazda rear-ended the truck. Tampa Fire Rescue extricated the victim from the vehicle and was transported to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. The drivers of both vehicles haven't been identified yet.
WEDNESDAY MORNING RECAP
8:52 -- TAMPA UPDATE: Tampa PD says EB Causeway Bridge/SB 22nd will remain closed several hrs for ax reconstruction. 1 person in serious condition.
8:48 -- ST. PETERSBURG: EMS responding to crash on 34th St S/US-19 @ 26th Ave S
8:45 -- TAMPA: Crash on Adamo @ Kelsey Ln past US-301
8:31 -- I-275 TAMPA: Crash reported southbound near Himes. No roadblock reported. Generally slow SB 275 out of the downtown junction w/I-4
8:26 -- PASCO/ODESSA UPDATE: FHP says EB SR-54 blocked at Crossings, just past the Suncoast Pkwy.
8:24 -- ST. PETE/PINELLAS PARK: EB Park Blvd/Gandy being detoured SB on US-19. Take 19 to 54th Ave N to I-275.
8:20 -- PASCO CO: Crash on SR-54 @ Crossings, at the Suncoast Pkwy. FHP on scene.
8:18 -- ST. PETE - Picture of the crash on EB Gandy Blvd @ Grand on my twitter feed @TampaBayTraffic.
8:12 -- TAMPA: SB 22nd/EB Causeway Bridge remains blocked. Talked to EMS - they tell me patient transported w/injuries.
8:04 -- ST. PETE UPDATE: NEW CRASH on Gandy Blvd, EB near US-19. Plus there's the crash approaching 275. Nightmare! Avoid.
7:57 -- TAMPA/PORT OF TAMPA: SB 22nd St/EB Causeway Bridge remains closed. Car rear-ended a trailer. Driver taken to hospital. WB traffic slow.
7:49 -- SEMINOLE: Crash on Seminole Blvd north of 102nd Ave per EMS
7:44 -- ST. PETERSBURG UPDATE: EB Gandy Blvd blocked @ Grand, approaching 275, by car v. boat trailer.
7:44 -- TAMPA UPDATE: SB Causeway Blvd Bridge (EB) out of Tampa blocked by crash. Use Selmon out of Ybor City.
7:26 -- TAMPA: Car v semi on Causeway Blvd/22nd St, the Causeway bridge to Tampa. Capt Al heading there.
7:22 -- ST. PETERSBURG UPDATE: Delays EB Gandy Blvd at 275 due to medical call.
7:16 -- ST. PETERSBURG: Possible accident or medical call on Gandy Blvd under the I-275 overpass. EMS responding. 275 looks OK right now.
7:13 -- SPRING HILL UPDATE: WB lanes of Spring Hill Dr blocked @ Coronado per FHP. Use Linden Dr as alternate.
7:07 -- SPRING HILL: Accident with injuries on Spring Hill Dr @ Coronado Dr
7:05 -- MANATEE CO: Crash on US-301 @ Tallevast Rd
6:55 -- I-4 TAMPA: Capt Al found the crash WB I-4 past I-75. Car spun out into the trees (to the right). No delays right now.
6:52 -- I-75 SARASOTA CO: Crash SB 75 at Mile Marker 212, one mile south of University Pkwy
6:41 -- I-4 TAMPA: Accident reported westbound between I-75 and US-301. Checking traffic cams now. Getting busy, but no delays yet.
6:28 -- I-275 TAMPA: Southbound traffic already getting busy out of N Tampa. Expect to tap brakes south of Bearss.
6:24 -- I-4 UPDATE: Crash in Hillsborough Co is eastbound near MM 23/Son Keen Rd. On right shoulder. No delays.
6:13 -- I-4 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Crash reported WB near Paul Buchman Hwy. I'm not seeing any issues via FDOT cams, but will keep you posted.
6:03 -- TAMPA: Police working accident on Broadway Ave between Columbus Dr & US-301
5:56 -- SARASOTA: Accident reported on Beneva Rd @ Clark Rd
5:20 -- INTERSTATES and bridges are accident and delay-free.
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