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Eleven hurt in 35 vehicle pileup on Florida interstate


Florida officials say that all lanes have reopened following a major pileup involving passenger vehicles and semi trucks in Jacksonville on Thursday afternoon.

Officials say that the crash occurred around 3 p.m. on December 16 on I-95 southbound at Airport Road.

According to Jacksonville Fire Rescue, 35 vehicles collided over a half mile stretch of the interstate.

The initial crash reportedly began when a car rear-ended another car in the right lane of the interstate. A semi truck driver reacted by swerving to the center lane, striking a second semi.

This triggered an initial crash involving six semi trucks and 12 cars that ultimately led to several secondary crashes.

Eleven people were transported to the hospital for various injuries. Two people required extrication by firefighters.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash.

The crash shut down all lanes of southbound I-95 for several hours, but the interstate reopened by 9 p.m.


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