Update: sedan driver OK because she ducked, says FHP

This semi vs. sedan crash snarled I-75 traffic

TAMPA - UPDATE POSTED 11/4: According to the accident report provided to @TampaBayTraffic from FHP (not an official press release and therefore I'm not including names), the driver of a red Toyota Camry (28-year-old woman) told troopers that she swerved to avoid another driver that made an improper lane change on southbound I-75 near SR-56 in Pasco County. She overcorrected, and veered horizontally under a tractor trailer. According to the accident report, the driver ducked prior to traveling underneath the trailer and avoided serious injuries. The trailer driver heard a noise and looked in his mirrors, noticing the Camry trapped under his vehicle.

UPDATES FROM 11/1:

I-75 PASCO: Amazing pics of a crash involving a car wedged under a tractor-trailer on I-75 near SR-56 are posted on Twitter @TampaBayTraffic.

I-275 NEWS: A traffic switch is planned for the night of November 7 into the morning of November 8. By morning "rush hour,"  there will be a new southbound traffic alignment and new exit points to Howard/Armenia and Himes. The most significant change will involve changing the exit point to Howard/Armenia from a right lane exit (currently combined with the Himes exit) to a left lane exit. Follow @TampaBayTraffic on Twitter for the latest news on the project.

I-75 PASCO COUNTY: FHP says Christian Nicholas Reimer, 21, of Largo was killed when he lost control of his car on I-75 approaching SR-52 early Thursday morning.  Reimer's vehicle collided with a tree. Alcohol tests are pending in the accident.

CLEARWATER: Police are investigating a car vs. concrete pole early this morning on Douglas Ave at Overbrook. One person was treated at the scene, but two others in the vehicle ran off.

HAPPENING NOW:

8:15 -- NEW CRASH ON I-75: It's southbound near SR-56. Center lane blocked. Traffic crawling back to SR-54.

8:14 -- TAMPA - TOWN N COUNTRY: Hit and run with injuries reported on Waters & Sheldon, per @HC_Sheriff.

8:07 -- I-75 TAMPA UPDATE: Southbound 75 is backed up from Fletcher to beyond SR-56 in Pasco thanks to the earlier crash south of Bruce B Downs.

7:43 -- I-4 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Westbound I-4 sluggish between mile markers 12 & 14.

7:28 -- I-75 TAMPA UPDATE: Crash is on southbound I-75, about 1.5 miles south of Bruce B. Downs. Traffic delays back to the Apex.

7:18 -- I-75 TAMPA: Slow traffic southbound from Bruce B Downs to Fowler. FHP fielded a call about an accident w/injuries near BBD & 75.

6:53 -- DOVER UPDATE: Crash is on westbound SR-60 & Dover Rd.

6:48 -- HILLSBOROUGH CO - DOVER: Crash with injuries reported on SR-60 & Dover Rd. EMS heading there now.

6:43 -- ST. PETERSBURG: Crash reported at the BUSY intersection of 4th St N & Gandy Blvd. EMS responding.

6:30 -- I-4 DRIVE TIME: Westbound traffic from McIntosh Rd to I-275 in downtown Tampa still looks OK. 15 minutes for that trip.

6:21 -- ST. PETERSBURG: Showers moving across I-275 corridor. 9th St/MLK and 4th St also getting wet.

6:12 -- PALM HARBOR - EAST LAKE: Traffic signal isn't working at East Lake Rd & Sandy Point. Treat as 4-way stop!

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