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Crash damages toll sales space on I-75 in Collier County, accidents reported; FHP points journey advisory – WGCU

The Florida Freeway Patrol mentioned the motive force of a tractor-trailer pulling an empty concrete tanker fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into the eastbound toll gate on I-75 and one other automobile, injuring a number of individuals.

The crash occurred round midday at mile marker 100, the doorway to Alligator Alley.

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Truck crash at toll plaza on I-75 injures three.

A 67-year-old feminine toll plaza employee from Fort Myers sustained critical accidents and was flown to an space hospital.

Two occupants within the passenger automobile, the 45-year-old male driver from Aurora, Colorado, and a 45-year-old feminine passenger from Florida had been taken to a hospital with minor accidents.

The 35-year-old truck driver from Miami was not injured, the FHP mentioned.

The FHP mentioned the crash prompted intensive injury to the #1, #2 and #3 toll lanes and people lanes will stay closed for repairs.

The #5 Solar Cross lane and the #4 lane stay open.

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Particular to WGCU Public Media/FHP



The Florida Freeway Patrol is on scene of a crash involving a tractor-trailer hauling an empty cement tanker, the toll plaza and a passenger automobile, at mile marker 100 on eastbound Interstate 75.

The crash stays underneath investigation.

Additional particulars had been unavailable.

The FHP mentioned it was conducting a particular public schooling program in September focusing on drowsy driving.

The FHP urges drivers to soundly pull off the highway and take a break if they’re having problem focusing, discover themselves yawning repeatedly, or are drifting into different lanes.

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