Driver trapped after crash with big rig in Orlando

Wreck forces closure of Lee Road at Edgewater Drive

Published On: Sep 11 2013 06:59:10 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2013 09:34:56 AM EDT
ORLANDO, Fla. -

A 22-year-old driver was trapped inside a car early Wednesday after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in Orlando.

Justin Berrios, of Orlando, suffered serious injuries in the crash, which happened around 4:15 a.m. on Lee Road at Edgewater Drive.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Berrios was driving a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and turned into the path of the big rig.

The vehicles collided and crews had to cut Berrios' vehicle to rescue him.  Berrios was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.  The truck driver was not injured.

Berrios was ticketed for violation of right of way, troopers said.

The cab of the big rig caught fire after the crash, but it was quickly extinguished.

Officials were forced to close the westbound lanes of Lee Road for hours.