FHP: Several crashes reported following wet weather in Central Florida
8 crashes take place in same area within nine hours, FHP says
ORLANDO, Fla. – After a night of wet weather, several crashes were reported along Central Florida roads early Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Troopers said from 1:55 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., the Highway Patrol investigated eight crashes that took place along I-4 West at the Fairbanks curve.
The first incident involved a single semitrailer that crashed at mile marker 87, troopers said.
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Another took place at 3:10 a.m. when two more semitrailers crashed at the curve, according to the Highway Patrol.
A third took place two minutes later when two vehicles crashed and one flipped, troopers said.
Three other crashes took place in the area before 5 a.m., including one hit-and-run, the FHP said.
Troopers did not say if they were searching for a vehicle in connection with the hit-and-run crash.
At 9:45 a.m., two separate crashes took place in the same area. Troopers said one of the crashes involved four vehicles and the other involved a vehicle and a motorcyclist.
It was not immediately known whether anyone was injured in the series of crashes.
FHP Sgt. Kim Montes said drivers often speed through the area, which has a speed limit of 50 mph. In October, a trooper ticketed a driver who was caught traveling at a speed of 107 mph, Montes said.
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