Car wedges under big rig on I-4 in Central Florida

Passengers suffer only minor injuries


POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A car and tractor-trailer collided on Interstate 4 in Polk County early Tuesday, resulting in the vehicle being wedged underneath the big rig, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

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Officers said the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle near the Kathleen Road overpass and hit the left rear of the tractor-trailer.  The big rig then dragged the car for several hundred feet before coming to a stop on the shoulder, troopers said.

The driver and passenger of the car sustained minor injuries and were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The truck driver was uninjured.