A multi-vehicle accident on Friday involved as many as 47 vehicles, and a number of accident victims experienced injuries. There were multiple crashes in the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 near the Manatee/Sarasota county line. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that there was a great deal of mangled wreckage strewn along the highway due to the pileup. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were at least 52 people who were taken to area hospitals, and three victims were airlifted from the scene of the accident. Fortunately, there were no reported fatalities. The accident occurred after 3 p.m. during a rain storm, and it is very possible that the weather was a contributing factor.
Two separate accidents involving tractor-trailers closed nearly all northbound and all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Palm Beach recently and sent three people to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries. The first accident occurred around 9:31 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 near 45th Street when a sudden downpour caused a chain reaction accident in very heavy traffic. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are still conducting their investigation, but they say that this accident involved at least five passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer. Two people were injured in this chain reaction trucking accident.
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