3 people injured when vehicle passes under tanker truck, firefighters say

Toddler taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital as trauma alert

Erik Sandoval/WKMG photo

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Three people were injured Friday when the vehicle they were in passed underneath a tanker truck, according to officials from Orange County Fire Rescue.

The crash was reported around 6:20 p.m. on East Colonial Drive and Gloucester Street.

Officials said two adults were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, one of whom was a trauma alert, and a toddler was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children as a pediatric trauma alert.

Orange County sheriff's deputies spent hours directing vehicles around the tanker truck, which blocked two lanes on Highway 50.

The driver of the tanker sat inside his cab, waiting for investigators.

No other details about the crash were immediately available.


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Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013. He is one of the station’s lead reporters. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.