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Authorities Say Car Cutting Off Truck Caused 11-Vehicle Pileup in Florida


A Saturday morning pileup in Florida is being blamed on a reckless car driver who cut off a truck.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the accident occurred on southbound Interstate 75 in Brandon, Florida when William Morton-Holcomb, 33, of Peoria, Ariz cut off a truck with his Chevrolet Traverse.

“The lane change “effectively cut off” the semi, Gaskins said, triggering a domino effect that ended with nine other vehicles involved in crashes,” ABC Action News reported.

ABC Action News reported that when the truck collided with Holcomb’s vehicle, the impact pushed Holcomb’s vehicle into the other lane where it collided with four other vehicles.

The domino effect continued from there.

In all, 11 vehicles were involved in the accident. Seven people were taken to a local hospital.  Two were in critical condition but were later upgraded to stable condition.  Four others were sustained serious injuries.

Holcomb was cited for improperly changing lanes.




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